Tsuba with design of fern fronds and star motifs

Japanese
Edo period
early to mid-19th century
Rakuju (Japanese), School Higo School, Kamiyoshi Sub-school (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 8.1 x 7.7 x 0.4 cm (3 3/16 x 3 1/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.1704

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold, copper sekigane; decorative technique: nikubori and nunome-zogan

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Unsigned
無銘

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund