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Tsuba with design of leaves and clouds

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Signed

Kaneie saku 金家作

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, Late 18th–19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 8.2 x 7.7 x 0.3 cm (3 1/4 x 3 1/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.2069

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; surface treatment: kitae-ji; other metals: lead; copper sekigane; decorative technique: engraving

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor