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Tsuba with design of bird and crescent moon

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Signed

Tsuchiya To-u nanajusan 土屋東雨 七十三

Credit Line

Gift of John T. Spaulding

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

Dimensions

Overall: 9.8 x 9.8 x 0.6 cm (3 7/8 x 3 7/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

37.1145

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold and shibuichi; shakudo plugs; decorative technique: sukashi-bori, sue-mon

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor