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Tsuba with design of ho-o bird, paulownia and Chinese bellflowers

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Sunagawa Masatsuna, with a kao; Sunagawa kore, with seal Masayoshi (?) 砂川正綱(花押) 砂川之 印

Provenance

Lent by Henry Adams, April 2, 1909.

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Henry Adams

Japanese, Edo period, early to mid-19th century

Catalogue Raisonné

36

Dimensions

Overall: 7.7 x 7.5 x 0.4 cm (3 1/16 x 2 15/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.283

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; copper sekigane, shakudo shims; decorative technique: sukashi-bori, takabori and gilding

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor