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Kozuka with design of toy butterflies and pigeons

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Signed

Tokao Teruaki 桃花翁英明

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, mid-19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 9.7 x 1.4 x 0.5 cm (3 13/16 x 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.99

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor