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Tsuba with design of lotus leaves and seeds

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Signed

Choshu Hagi no ju Kaneko Jurobei Yukinaka saku 長州萩住金子十郎兵衛幸仲作

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, 18th century

Dimensions

Overall: 8.3 x 8.4 x 0.6 cm (3 1/4 x 3 5/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.1812

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor