Tsuba with design of gourd vine and waterwheel

Japanese
Edo period
mid-late 17th century
Nobuie (Japanese), School Nobuie School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 10.9 x 10.4 x 0.6 cm (4 5/16 x 4 1/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.2165

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: copper sekigane; decorative technique: forging and sukidashi-bori

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Nobuie
信家

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund