Tsuba with design of gourds and tendrils

Japanese
Edo period
mid-late 18th century
School Shoami School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 8.9 x 8.9 x 0.6 cm (3 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.2439

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold and shibuichi; copper sekigane, shakudo liner; decorative technique: takabori and zogan

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Unsigned
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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund