Tsuba with design of Jurojin with scroll and reishi fungus

Japanese
Edo period
mid-19th century
Saito Mototomo (Japanese), School Mito School (Japanese, 18th through 20th century)


Dimensions

Overall: 8.2 x 8 x 0.9 cm (3 1/4 x 3 1/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.2148

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Eisho no zu o motte Seishinken Mototomo saku
以英昌圖清真軒元儔作

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund