Tsuba with design of hen and chicks beneath a flowering shrub

Japanese
Edo period
early to mid-19th century
Nakayama Yoshitada (Japanese), School Ishiguro School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 7.4 x 6.8 x 0.4 cm (2 15/16 x 2 11/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5407

Medium or Technique

Main material: shakudo; surface treatment: nanako-ji; other metals: shibuichi and copper; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Nakayama Yoshitada, with a kao
中山美忠(花押)

Provenance

1890, Charles Goddard Weld Collection; bequest to MFA, Boston, December 7, 1911.

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection