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Tsuba: HELM.O.177-1946

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Niūdō, Sōheishi




Iron tsuba. Openwork, two armed figures fighting within a rim. Inlaid bronze and silver, gold nunome. Signature: Soheishi Niudo Soten

Legal notes

Bequeathed by J. E. Helm

Measurements and weight

Width: 8.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th century
1700 - 1799

School or Style

Sōten School

Components of the work

Inlaid composed of silver bronze

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: HELM.O.177-1946
Primary reference Number: 169384
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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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