Tsuba with design of chrysanthemums and butterflies

Japanese
Meiji era
Late 19th century (before 1890)
OkawaTeikan (Japanese, 1828–1898), School Mito School (Japanese, 18th through 20th century)


Catalogue Raisonné

140

Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 8.5 cm (3 3/8 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.5379

Medium or Technique

Main material: copper; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold, silver and shakudo; decorative technique: iroe takazogan and katakiri-bori

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Shiho Rosetsu Teikan teppitsu
紫峰老拙貞幹鐵筆

Provenance

1890, Charles Goddard Weld Collection; bequest to MFA, Boston, December 7, 1911.

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection