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Tsuba with design of cherry-blossom and leaf

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Signed

Tadatsugu 忠次

Provenance

Purchased of Mrs. Ernestine Koch.

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

Japanese, Edo period, early to mid-18th century

Object Place

Kyoto, Yamashiro Province, Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 7.4 x 7.3 x 0.4 cm (2 15/16 x 2 7/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.2231

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; surface treatment: yasurime-ji; other metals: copper sekigane; decorative technique: sukashi-bori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor