Tsuba with design of cranes, tree and stream

Signed

Akiyama Tomi Nagahisa



秋山富寿久

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

Tsuba with design of cranes, tree and stream

Dimensions
Overall: 8 x 7.6 x 0.6 cm (3 1/8 x 3 x 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Main material: iron; other metals: gold and silver; shakudo plug; decorative technique: sukidashi-bori, sukashi-bori, iroe
Classification
Arms and armor
Type
Tsuba; mokko; kogai-hitsu, filled
Accession Number
11.11644
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