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Tsuba (Japan), 1830–43

This is a Tsuba. It was made by Bairiuken Kiyonaga. It is dated 1830–43 and we acquired it in 1936. Its medium is iron, gold inlay, gold leaf. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was bequest of George Cameron Stone. It is credited Bequest of George Cameron Stone.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 7.7 x 7 x 0.4 cm (3 1/16 x 2 3/4 x 3/16in.)

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Tsuba (Japan), 1830–43; Made by Bairiuken Kiyonaga (Japanese); iron, gold inlay, gold leaf; H x W x D: 7.7 x 7 x 0.4 cm (3 1/16 x 2 3/4 x 3/16in.); Bequest of George Cameron Stone; 1936-4-1142

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Hewitt Sisters Collect.

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