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Tsuba: MAR.ARM.O.156-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage




Round shibuichi tsuba. A shakudo nanten, leaves, gold and shakudo, copper fruit clusters, of a rich muddy brown tint. A shakudo pigeon with a silver head, and copper beak, flying up to the fruit, ukibon. One of the apertures closed by a gold plaque, ishime of small chrysanthemums in regular order. On the other side some rocks and sas gilt. Signature: Sakai Yoshitsugu.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Charles Brinsley Marlay

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.8 cm
Width: 6.6 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.156-1912
Primary reference Number: 169106
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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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