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Tsuba with design of a pair of peacocks with peonies

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Chohan Nakahara Yukinori saku kinoto-u fuyu gyonen rokuju yuissai 長藩中原幸登作 乙卯冬行年六十有一歳


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1795


Overall: 7.4 x 7.1 x 0.6 cm (2 15/16 x 2 13/16 x 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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




Arms and armor