Tsuba with design of clouds and paulownia mon

Japanese
Edo period
early to mid-19th century
Norifusa (Japanese), School Owari School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 7 x 6.6 x 0.5 cm (2 3/4 x 2 5/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.1918

Medium or Technique

Main material: shakudo; surface treatment: nanako-ji; other metals: gold; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Bishu no ju Norifusa, with a kao; kumo kore o horu [clouds by Norifusa of Owari Province]
尾州住則総(花押) 雲彫之

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund