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Tsuba: HELM.O.202-1946

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 34 (Fan Gallery)




Large tsuba. Gold lacquer with incrustation in mother of pearl, coral and various shells. Signature: Ryogaku. Shibayama type.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by J. E. Helm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Components of the work

Incrustation composed of shell (animal material) ( various) coral mother-of-pearl

Materials used in production

gold Lacquer

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: HELM.O.202-1946
Primary reference Number: 169409
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 5 October 2016 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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