Tsuba modeled as two awabi shells, with design of snails and seaweed

Japanese
Edo period
early to mid-18th century
School Shoami School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 8.1 x 7.7 x 0.4 cm (3 3/16 x 3 1/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2394

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold, silver and copper; decorative technique: hammering, takabori, tokin and zogan

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Unsigned
無銘

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund