Tsuba with design of chidori and waves

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
mid to late 19th century
Katsurano Sekibun I (Japanese, 1790–1872), Katsurano Sekibun II (Japanese, 1838–1912), School Dewa School, Shonai Sub-school (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 8.2 x 0.4 cm (3 3/8 x 3 1/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2256

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; shakudo plugs; decorative technique: takabori and zogan

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Yurakusai Sekibun

遊洛斎赤文

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund