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Title: 木賊兎図大小揃物 Fittings for a Pair of Swords (Daishō Soroi-Mono)
Inscribed by 石黒政美 Ishiguro Masayoshi (Japanese, 1774–1862)
Date: 19th century
Medium: Copper-gold alloy (shakudō), gold, silver, copper-silver alloy (shibuichi), copper
Dimensions: Sword guards (Tsuba) (a, b); H. of each 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm); W. of each 2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm); thickness of each 3/8 in. (0.5 cm); Wt. of each 5.2 oz. (147.4 g); knife handles (Kozuka) (c, d); 3 7/8 x 9/16 in. (9.8 x 1.4 cm); sword-hilt collar (fuchi) (e); 1 1/2 x 13/16 in. (3.8 x 2.1 cm); pommel (kashira) (f); 1 3/8 x 11/16 in. (3.5 x 1.7 cm); sword-hilt collar (fuchi) (g); 1 1/2 x 7/8 in. (3.8 x 2.2 cm); pommel (kashira) (h); 1 3/8 x 3/4 in. (3.5 x 1.9 cm); each of a pair of menuki (i, j); 1 1/16 x 5/8 in. (2.7 x 1.6 cm); each of a pair of menuki (k, l); 1 x 9/16 in. (2.5 x 1.4 cm)
Classifications: Sword Furniture-Fittings, Sets of
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1948
Accession Number: 48.63.5a–l
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