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This small, flat metal piece has a circular shape and an openwork design. It has a triangular shaped sword hole in the center, flanked by two other holes, which are filled with shakudô (copper-gold alloy). The sword hole is mended with gold. Three crests, consisting of pawlownia leaves and flowers, are interconnected with vines. There are some abrasions on the center oval shape around the sword hole. The surface is slightly textured by minute stippling. The outer rim is slightly elevated from the inner design. This openwork carving technique is called "marubori" (round carving).
Kinai School
Tsuba (sword guard) with design of three pawlownia crests and vines
1745 – 1755
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Weston
1978/2.4
The flat iron plate with quatrefoil design. It has three holes: one for blade (middle) flanked by oval-shape hole (for kougai) and oval with bump shape (for kozuka). Chrysanthemums, autumn grass and a rock are carved on lower-right side; a butterfly is descending toward the flowers. Gold inlays are applied to the flowers, grass, part of the rock, and butterfly. The surface is finely granulated by etching (“ishime-ji”).
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Tsuba (sword guard) with chrysanthemum and butterfly design
18th century
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Weston
1978/2.11

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Tsuba (Sword guard)
16th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1966/1.98

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Tsuba (Sword guard)
1615 – 1868
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Weston
1978/2.10
This tsuba is a flat iron plate with quatrefoil design. It has three holes: one for blade (middle) flanked by oval-shape hole (for kougai) and oval with bump shape (for kozuka).  Egrets and reeds decorate the surface, distributed in a curve that climbs counter-clockwise from the bottom left register, culmiating in the top left with a lone egret in flight.  Egrets on the bottom of the piece perch on the ground or nest in the golden reeds.<br />
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Tsuba (Sword guard) with inlaid design of egrets and reeds(attached to 1973/2.88)
1615 – 1868
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Weston
1978/2.12

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Tsuba (Sword guard)
1615 – 1868
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Weston
1978/2.13
This small, flat metal piece has a quartrefoil shape. Two holes in the middle. Flame-like incision all over the piece. Silver is applied around the center hole.
Artist Unknown, Nabeshima ware, Japan
Tsuba (sword guard) with incised flame design
1567 – 1632
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1966/1.101

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Tsuba (sword guard) with cherry blossom design
1645 – 1655
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1966/1.102
Circular tsuba, made of iron. It has two holes in the middle. Two figures, Kanzan and Jittoku, are carved on the lower right corner. Kanzan, who holds a scroll on his hand, and Jittoku, who holds a bloom stick and pointing to the sky, are looking upward. The two figures are carved slightly higher than the surface. On the back, there is the moon partially obscured by clouds. Gold and silver alloy inlays are applied to the moon and the clouds. Gold is also inlayed in their eyes, parts of the garments, and Kanzan's scroll. Shakudô (copper-gold alloy) is inlayed in Jittoku's bloom and his jacket collars.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Tsuba (sword guard) with design of Kanzan (Chinese, Han Shan) and Jittoku (Chinese, Shihde), two Zen eccentrics
1700 – 1732
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Weston
1978/2.5
It is a round, openwork iron tsuba, in the design of three interconnected irises. The two holes are plugged with gold.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Tsuba (sword guard) with iris design
1775 – 1785
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Weston
1978/2.8
It is a round, openwork tsuba, in the design of three interconnected bamboo leaves. It has the signature: Kishû jû, Sadanobu.
Sadanobu
Tsuba (Sword guard)
17th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1966/1.103
This small, flat metal piece has a quartrefoil shape. Three holes in the middle. Some chips can be seen around the center hole, which mended with silver and copper. A samurai on horseback is charging into the sea from steep hill; he is wearing a helmet, armor, and sword, and holding a fan. A pine tree is standing on the samurai’s right side; there are rocks and bamboo grass by the ocean. The motifs of the ocean, pine tree, bamboo grass and rocks also appear on the reverse side. Gold and some silver and copper inlays are applied on pine branches, samurai's helmet, horse's mane and bridle, bamboo grass on the shore, and spray from waves.
Harunori
Tsuba (sword guard) with inlaid design of samurai on horseback at the shore
18th century
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Weston
1978/2.2
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