Tsuba with design of books

Japanese
Edo period
mid-late 18th century
Umetada Shigechika (Japanese, about 1725), School Umetada School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 7.8 x 7.8 x 0.5 cm (3 1/16 x 3 1/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2549

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold and silver; copper sekigane; decorative technique: sukashi-bori and zogan

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Joshu no ju Umetada Shigechika [Umetada Shigechika of Yamashiro Province]
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