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Tsuba with design of pine tree

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Signed

Choshu Hagi no ju Umetada Zenzaemon Nobumasa saku 長州萩住埋忠善左衛門宣政作

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, Early 18th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.6 x 7.7 x 0.5 cm (3 x 3 1/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.1864

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