Tsuba with design of crab and grasses

Japanese
Edo period
mid-late 18th century
Akasaka Tadashige (Japanese), School Akasaka School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 8.2 x 7.6 x 0.4 cm (3 1/4 x 3 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.1719

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: shakudo; decorative technique: sukidashi-bori

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Tadashige
忠重

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund