Tsuba with design of a clam and an awabi shell

Japanese
Edo period
18th century
Kinai (Japanese), School Echizen Kinai School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 6.7 x 6.7 x 0.5 cm (2 5/8 x 2 5/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2077

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; copper sekigane and shakudo plug; decorative technique: takabori, sukashi bori and tokin

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Echizen no ju Kinai saku

越前住記内作

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund