Tsuba with design of ho-o birds and maples

Japanese
Edo period
mid-18th century
Ito Masakata (Japanese, died in 1 died in 1774), Ito Toshimasa (Japanese, 1750–1800), School Bushû School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 7.4 x 7.3 x 0.5 cm (2 15/16 x 2 7/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.1962

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: lead; copper sekigane; decorative technique: takabori

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Bushu no ju Masakata
Masanobu

武州住正方、正信

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund