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Tsuba with design of chrysanthemums

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Signed

Mino no ju Koreshige, with a kao [Koreshige of Mino (Province)] 美濃住伊重(花押)

Provenance

Purchased from Chikami Kiyoomi, former governor of Kagoshima, by Okakura Kakuzo

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, mid-late 18th century (?)

Dimensions

Overall: 7.2 x 6.9 x 0.5 cm (2 13/16 x 2 11/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2670

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold and silver; copper sekigane; decorative technique: sukashi-bori, takabori and zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor