Tsuba with design of cockerel and painting

Japanese
Edo period
1816
Oyama Motozane I (Japanese, 1741–1830), Oyama Motoyasu (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 7.4 x 7.1 x 0.4 cm (2 15/16 x 2 13/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.11871

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold, silver, shakudo and copper; decorative technique: takabori, zogan

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Gyonen nanajurokusai Sekijoken, with a seal Motozane
Omote zogan Oyama Motoyasu, with a kao
行年七十六才赤城軒 印 元孚   表象嵌 泰山元易(花押)

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