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Tsuba with design of flying goose

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Signed

Seiryoken Katushira, with a kao 生涼軒勝平(花押)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, Late 19th century (before 1886)

Catalogue Raisonné

145

Dimensions

Overall: 8.7 x 8.2 x 1 cm (3 7/16 x 3 1/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.5386

Medium or Technique

Main material: copper; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold, silver, shakudo and shibuichi; decorative technique: very high iroe takazogan with katakiri-bori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor