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Tsuba with design of cormorant fishing

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Signed

Hirata Harunari, with a kao 平田春就(花押)

Credit Line

Gift of John T. Spaulding

Japanese, Edo period, Early 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 8.3 x 8 x 0.4 cm (3 1/4 x 3 1/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.1119

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi; other metals: cloisonne enamels and gold; decorative technique: katakiri-bori, usuniku-bori, shippo

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor