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Tsuba with design of chrysanthemum and cherry

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Signed

Hoshinsai Toshikage kore o sei 寶真齋壽景製之

Provenance

1890, Charles Goddard Weld Collection; bequest to MFA, Boston, December 7, 1911.

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Edo period, mid-19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 6.9 x 6.3 x 0.5 cm (2 11/16 x 2 1/2 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5514

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold and silver; gold plugs; decorative technique: takabori, zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor