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Tsuba: MAR.ARM.O.161-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Round iron tsuba, within a shibuichi border, divided into 16 equal parts. Mon-zukushi tsuba k ku noman perforated (jurokkta) imperial arms. Sasarindo-enamel. Itishi-gata enamel, square enamel, other decoration, perforation and inlays. On the other side, kin no mon enamel. kik no mon gold sogan overlapping the perforated kiku square enamel.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Charles Brinsley Marlay

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.4 cm
Width: 8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Components of the work

Border composed of shibuichi

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.ARM.O.161-1912
Primary reference Number: 169111
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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