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Tsuba: HELM.O.82-1946

Object information


Iron tsuba. "The eight beautiful views of lake Biwa" four views on each side. Signature: Tomohira of Hagi Chosu

Legal notes

Bequeathed by J. E. Helm

Place(s) associated

  • Hagi ⪼ Chosu ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1946) by Helm, J. E.


Edo Period (1615-1868)
1615 - 1868

Materials used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: HELM.O.82-1946
Primary reference Number: 169289
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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