Tsuba with design of ancient coins

Japanese
Edo period
Early 19th century
Ito Masachika (Japanese), School Bushû School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 7.7 x 7.6 x 0.6 cm (3 1/16 x 3 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.1977

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold and silver; decorative technique: fine ito-sukashi, engraving and hira-zogan

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Bushu no ju Masachika
武州住正親

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund