Tsuba formed as a masu (measuring box) within an oval ring, with inlaid decoration

Japanese
Edo period
mid-19th century
Kumagai Yoshitsugu (Japanese, 1795–1865), School Higo School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 7.8 x 7.4 x 0.5 cm (3 1/16 x 2 15/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.1948

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: silver and shakudo; decorative technique: sukashi-bori , sukidashi-bori and hirazogan

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Higo Kumagai Yoshitsugu, with a kao

肥後熊谷義次(花押)

Provenance

Purchased from Chikami Kiyoomi, former governor of Kagoshima, by Okakura Kakuzo

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund