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Tsuba: O.1-1920

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Unsigned. Brass incrustation on iron. Hexagonal with flowers and leaves. Two holes plugged with pewter.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Francis Herbert Thompson

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1920) by Thompson, Henry Francis Herbert, Sir, Bart


17th Century
1600 CE - 1699 CE

Components of the work

Incrustation composed of brass (alloy)
Holes composed of pewter

Materials used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: O.1-1920
Primary reference Number: 169198
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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