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Tsuba with design of massed cherry blossom

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Signed

Unsigned 無銘

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: 8.8 x 8.3 x 0.6 cm (3 7/16 x 3 1/4 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.2653

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; decorative technique: sukidashi-bori and sue-mon of iron on iron

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor