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Tsuba: MAR.ARM.O.173-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Iron tsuba. Mokko shape within raised edge. Peasant sitting by side of stream with two baskets, silver head and hands, gilt grasses. He is looking at the moon, gold and silver alloy. On the back is a hokku. Iwo aro uchi ya itsushika tsukino sae. Kuju san o idyakuga utsusu

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Charles Brinsley Marlay

Measurements and weight

Length: 6.5 cm
Width: 6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Materials used in production

gold and silver alloy Silver alloy Iron Gilt Gold Silver

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.ARM.O.173-1912
Primary reference Number: 169123
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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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