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Tsuba with design of landscape with pavilions, pagodas, rocks and figure crossing a bridge

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Signed

Choshu Hagi no ju Kaneko Chubei Yukiharu saku 長州萩住金子忠兵衛 幸治作

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, mid-late 18th century

Dimensions

Overall: 8.4 x 8.1 x 0.4 cm (3 5/16 x 3 3/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.1815

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold and shakudo; copper sekigane; decorative technique: sukidashi-bori, nunome-zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor