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Native NameTsuba
Object Number: 21672
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Section:Asian
Materials:Iron
Credit Line:Gift of Sarah Frishmuth, 1899

Description

Iron with basket-work effect and a crest. 2 holes for extra cord, which is somewhat unusual. On the whole, poor. Paulownia crest of Tokugawa family. Holes for cord is an affectation of very old style.


Bibliography:

[Catalogue] 1981. Echoes of the Samurai: An Exhibition of Japanese Arms and Armor. : Page/Fig./Plate: 23 no.11View Objects cited in this Publication

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