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Tsuba with design of shishi and peonies

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Signed

Katsushige 勝重

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

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

Object Place

Mito school

Dimensions

Overall: 9 x 8.4 x 0.4 cm (3 9/16 x 3 5/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2151

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold and silver; decorative technique: takabori and zogan or tokin

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor