Tsuba with design of crayfish

Japanese
Edo period
mid-19th century
Matsuo Gassan (Japanese, 1815–1875), School Otsuki School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 7.3 x 6.8 x 1.2 cm (2 7/8 x 2 11/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.5394

Medium or Technique

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

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Kongosai Gassan, with a kao
金剛斎月山(花押)

Provenance

1890, Charles Goddard Weld Collection; bequest to MFA, Boston, December 7, 1911.

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection