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Tsuba, mid- 19th century

This is a Tsuba. It was made by Tenkodo Hidekuni, pupil of Hideoki. It is dated mid- 19th century and we acquired it in 1936. Its medium is iron, gold and silver inlay. 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: 82.2 × 78.4 × 5 cm (32 3/8 × 30 7/8 × 1 15/16 in.)

It is signed

Inscription: Tenkōdō Hidekuni

Cite this object as

Tsuba, mid- 19th century; Made by Tenkodo Hidekuni (Japanese, Kawabayashi, 1825 - 1891); iron, gold and silver inlay; H x W x D: 82.2 × 78.4 × 5 cm (32 3/8 × 30 7/8 × 1 15/16 in.); Bequest of George Cameron Stone; 1936-4-847

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

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