Tsuba with design of dried sardines

Japanese
Edo period
mid-18th century
Masatsune (Japanese), School Bushû School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 7.4 x 7.3 x 0.3 cm (2 15/16 x 2 7/8 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.1959

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; surface treatment: vertical striations; other metals: gold; decorative technique: shishiai-bori, sukashi-bori and nunome-zogan

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Bushu no ju Masatsune

武州住正恒

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund