Tsuba with design of dragon and tiger

Japanese
Edo period
mid-19th century
Hagiya Katsuhira (Japanese, 1804–1876), School Mito School (Japanese, 18th through 20th century)


Dimensions

Overall: 7.5 x 7.1 x 0.5 cm (2 15/16 x 2 13/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5393

Medium or Technique

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

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Seiryoken Hagiya Katsuhira, with a kao
生涼軒萩谷勝平(花押)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection