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Tsuba with design of plum blossom and bamboo leaves

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Signed

Choshu Hagi no ju Kawaji saku 長州萩住河治作

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

Accession Number

13.1807

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor