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Tsuba: MAR.ARM.O.45-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage




Mainly iron with shakudo within a raised round border, nunome. A large ship bearing the shichi-fuku-jiu from which a rope has been thrown to save some one in the water from a huge pursuing dragon; in the background on shore some musicians are seen playing flutes and a drum decorated with a mitzu-tomo-ye. All the figures heavily gilt hira-zogan. The scene is continued on the back. Signature: goshu hikone ju soheishi nyodo soten sei. Made by: soheishi nyudo soten of gushu hikone.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Charles Brinsley Marlay

Measurements and weight

Width: 8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.ARM.O.45-1912
Primary reference Number: 168995
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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