Tsuba with design of a pair of peacocks with peonies

Japanese
Edo period
1795
Nakahara Yukinori (Japanese), School Chôshû School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 7.3 x 7 x 0.6 cm (2 7/8 x 2 3/4 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.11550

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; decorative technique: sukidashi-bori

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Chohan Nakahara Yukinori saku kinoto-u fuyu gyonen rokuju yuissai [Made by Nakahara Yukinori of the Choshu Domain in the winter of the kinoto-u year (=1795) at the age of sixty-one.]
長藩中原幸登作 乙卯冬行年六十有一歳

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