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Tsuba with design of mounted Chinese warriors

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Signed

Ichijosai Hironaga, with a kao 一乗斎弘寿(花押)

Credit Line

Gift of John T. Spaulding

Japanese, Edo period–Meiji era, mid to late 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.3 x 6.9 x 0.7 cm (2 7/8 x 2 11/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

37.1138

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold, silver, shakudo and copper; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor