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Kozuka with design of Li Bai holding a scroll

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Inscription

Chinese poem:Li Bai could drink a crate of sake and write 100 poems but often when when drunk he would fall asleep in a tavern. 李白一斗詩百篇酔中往々酒家眠

Signed

Naoyuki, with a kao 直随(花押)

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, Late 18th–early 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 9.7 x 1.4 x 0.6 cm (3 13/16 x 9/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

37.787

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold, silver and shakudo; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor