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Dagger (hamidashi) with black lacquer saya with tortoise shell motifs (includes 51.1274.1-51.1274-5)
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Dagger (hamidashi) with black lacquer saya with tortoise shell motifs (includes 51.1274.1-51.1274-5)


Description Inscription
Description Tsuba - Geese flying over plum blossoms. Fuchi, kashira - Peonies, cherry blossoms, swallows and birds. Menuki - Dragonflies in gold and shakudo. Saya - Birds perching in Japanese maple and plum trees; dragonfly hovering over stream.
Inscriptions [Signature] Jukodo Tomiyoshi; [Transcription] Bishu Osafune Kiyomitsu; [Transcription] Horyusai Toshitsugu/sei; [Translation] Kiyomitsu of Osafune, Bishu province; [Translation] Made by Horyusai Toshitsugu

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Period
1800-1850 (Muromachi; late Edo; Meiji)
Medium
Black lacquer, steel, silver, shakudo, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1274
Measurements
Overall: 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm)
Geographies
  • Hitachi province (Place of Origin)
  • Edo (Place of Origin)
  • Japan, Tokyo (Place of Origin)
  • Bizen (Place of Origin)
  • Mito (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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