Tsuba with design of chrysanthemums and poem-papers

Japanese
Edo period
early to mid-19th century
Suishinshi Masahide (Japanese, born in 1750), School Inaba School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 7.9 x 7.4 x 0.4 cm (3 1/8 x 2 15/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.11787

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; shakudo rim and plug; decorative technique: sukashi-bori, sukidashi-bori, nunome zogan

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Bushu no ju Masahide
武州住正英

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection