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Tsuba with design of landscape with farmer and ox

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Signed

Sealed Shoraku 印 正楽

Credit Line

Gift of John T. Spaulding

Japanese, Edo period, early to mid-19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.1 x 6.8 x 0.8 cm (2 13/16 x 2 11/16 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.1132

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold, shakudo and shibuichi; copper sekigane; gilt plug; decorative technique: sukashi-bori, takabori, zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor