Tsuba with design of dragons or phoenixes

Japanese
Edo period
Late 17th–early 18th century
Umetada Munetake (Japanese), School Umetada School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 8.1 x 8.1 x 0.4 cm (3 3/16 x 3 3/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2541

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; shakudo plugs, copper sekigane; decorative technique: sukashi-bori, tokin (?)

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Umetada Munetake
埋忠宗武

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund