Tsuba in the form of bean-pods and -leaves

Japanese
Edo period
Late 18th–early 19th century
Kunihiro (Japanese, dates unknown)


Dimensions

Overall: 6.5 x 6 x 0.5 cm (2 9/16 x 2 3/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.12396

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; decorative technique: sukashi-bori, marubori

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Kunihiro
國廣

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection