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Sword Guard (Tsuba)

Maker:
Inscribed by Washida Mitsunaka (Japanese, born 1829)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Iron, silver, copper
Dimensions:
L. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm); W. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm); thickness 3/16 in. (0.5 cm); Wt. 4.8 oz. (136.1 g)
Classification:
Sword Furniture-Tsuba
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
29.100.1053
Not on view
This sword guard (tsuba) features a design of scrolling leaves.
Inscription: Signed: Washida Mitsunaka (and kakihan), inlaid in gold.
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