Tsuba with design of lotus pond, sparrow and egret

Japanese
Edo period
1832
Hitosuyanagi Toshimasa VII (Japanese, 1846–1922)


Dimensions

Overall: 8.2 x 7.5 x 0.5 cm (3 1/4 x 2 15/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.11648

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi; other metals: gold, silver, shakudo and copper; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Tenpo san mizunoe-tatsu chuka Shinpeigido Tsuneyuki, with a kao
天保三壬辰仲夏新平技堂常行(花押)

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection