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Tsuba with design of massed cherry blossoms

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Signed

Bushu no ju Masachika 武州住正親

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

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

Dimensions

Overall: 7.6 x 7.1 x 0.4 cm (3 x 2 13/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5473

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; shakudo plugs; decorative technique: sukidashi-bori, sukashi-bori, zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor