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Tsuba with design of peasant carrying firewood and a sprig of cherry

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Signed

Nagatsune, with a kao 長常(花押)

Credit Line

Gift of John T. Spaulding

Japanese, Edo period, early to mid-19th century (?)

Dimensions

Overall: 6.9 x 6.5 x 0.7 cm (2 11/16 x 2 9/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

37.1142

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold, silver, shakudo and copper; copper smegane; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor