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Tsuba with design of horse-bits

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Signed

Enkyo ninen shichigatsu kichinichi; On a lucky day in the seventh month of the second year of Enkyo (=1745); Kamata Sadaemon saku [Made by Kamata Sadaemon] 延享二年七月吉日 鎌田貞右衛門作

Provenance

Purchased from Chikami Kiyoomi, former governor of Kagoshima, by Okakura Kakuzo

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, 1745

Dimensions

Overall: 7.2 x 7 x 0.4 cm (2 13/16 x 2 3/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2193

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: copper sekigane; decorative technique: sue-mon and sukidashi-bori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor