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Tsuba with design of pheasants and cherry tree

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Kaei kanoto-i Nanro Akichika horu [Carved by Nanro Akichika in the kanoto-I year of Kaei (1851)] 嘉永辛亥南呂明親鐫

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Sallie C. Cochran

Japanese, Edo period, 1851

Dimensions

Overall: 8.1 x 7.3 x 0.4 cm (3 3/16 x 2 7/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.475

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi; other metals: gold, silver, shakudo and copper; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor