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Tsuba with design of shishi by a mountain freshet

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Signed

Choshu Nobuchika saku 長州信周作

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, Early 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.5 x 6.9 x 0.5 cm (2 15/16 x 2 11/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.1828

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; decorative technique: takabori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor