Tsuba with design of asarum leaves

Japanese
Edo period
Late 17th–early 18th century (?)
Umetada Shigechika (Japanese, about 1725), School Umetada School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 8.9 x 8.9 x 0.4 cm (3 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2528

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; copper sekigane; decorative technique: sukashi-bori, sukidashi-bori and tokin

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Joshu no ju Umetada Shigechika
城州住埋忠重近

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund