Tsuba with design of hollyhock leaves and stems

Japanese
Edo period
18th century
Kinai (Japanese), School Echizen Kinai School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 7.3 x 7 x 0.5 cm (2 7/8 x 2 3/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2082

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold, copper sekigane; decorative technique: sukidashi-bori, sukashi-bori, engraving and hira-zogan

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Echizen no ju Kinai saku [Made by Kinai of Echizen Province]

越前住記内作

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund