Tsuba with design of Futen releasing a storm, spiderweb and windblown leaves

Japanese
Edo period
mid-19th century
Izumi Hidetoshi (Japanese, mid-19th century), School Tanaka School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 8.1 x 7.4 x 0.4 cm (3 3/16 x 2 15/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.12328

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: silver, shakudo, shibuichi and copper; decorative technique: usuniku-bori, zogan

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Seiryûsai, with seal Seiryû
青龍斎 印 青龍

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection