Tsuba with design of Daruma yawning and stretching after meditation

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
mid to late 19th century (before 1890)
Koizumi Katsuchika (Japanese, 1843 - 1916), School Mito School (Japanese, 18th through 20th century)


Dimensions

Overall: 8.9 x 8.2 x 0.9 cm (3 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.5423

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold, silver, shakudo and copper; decorative technique: very high iroe takazogan

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Katsuchika, with tripod mark
勝親(鼎印)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection