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Tsuba: MAR.ARM.O.10-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage




Circular iron tsuba. Modelled in low relief with waves, clouds and portions of a chrysanthemum and pierced with a plum and cherry blossom (these at a recent date have been filled with plugs, naturalistically modelled). The large kodzuka gold plugged (also recently) on the obverse with shibuichi, modelled with a leaping carp with a gold eye. On the reverse of which is the name of Umetada Moiju. "Kamakura" style.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Charles Brinsley Marlay

Measurements and weight

Width: 7.9 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.10-1912
Primary reference Number: 168960
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Audit data

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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