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Tsuba with design of bundles of firewood and plum blossom

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Bushu no ju Masachika [Masachika of Musashi Province] 武州住正親

Provenance

Henry Adams Collection

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Henry Adams

Japanese, Edo period, Early 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.2 x 6.8 x 0.4 cm (2 13/16 x 2 11/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.28.52

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; gilt plug, shakudo shim; decorative technique: sukashi-bori, takabori, zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor