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Tsuba: MAR.ARM.O.168-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Round shakudo tsuba. Nanako surfaces and edge. Lespedeza (hagi), gold and gold and silver alloy. A copper dragonfly with gold wings, a grasshopper, gold ukibon. On the other side a praying mantis, gold and silver alloy, gold wings, approaching a plant of yomara, gold shakudo. Signature: Kikuoka Mitsutomo

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Charles Brinsley Marlay

Measurements and weight

Length: 7.7 cm
Width: 7.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Materials used in production

gold and silver alloy Silver alloy Shakudo Copper Gold

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.ARM.O.168-1912
Primary reference Number: 169118
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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