Sword Guard (Tsuba) with Fence and Flower

c. 1615–1868
Diameter: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)
Location: not on view
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The signature could be that of Itō Masafusa, or added later by someone else as an attribution.


An inscription on one side of this sword guard states that the maker went by the first name of Masafusa, and worked in the historical province of Musashi. This area includes modern Tokyo.
Sword Guard (Tsuba) with Fence and Flower

Sword Guard (Tsuba) with Fence and Flower

c. 1615–1868

Japan, possibly Edo period (1615-1868)

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