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Tsuba with design of octopus and octopus traps

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Signed

Ichiryusai Nagano Chikanori, with a kao, Kumafu no ju Takase ??? no kami kore o tsukuru 一龍斎永野親則(花押) 熊府住高瀬。。。守作之

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

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

Dimensions

Overall: 7.7 x 7.3 x 0.4 cm (3 1/16 x 2 7/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2264

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold and shibuichi; decorative technique: sukashi-bori, sukidashi-bori and takazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor