Tsuba with design of mantis and carriage wheel

Signed

Toyushi Eizui



東雄子永随(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

Tsuba with design of mantis and carriage wheel

  • Japanese, Edo period, mid-19th century
  • By Takase Eizui, Japanese
  • School Mito School, Japanese, 18th through 20th century
Dimensions
Overall: 7.1 x 6.8 x 0.6 cm (2 13/16 x 2 11/16 x 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Main material: brass; other metals: gold, silver, shakudo and copper; decorative technique: iroe takazogan
Classification
Arms and armor
Type
Tsuba; elliptical; kozuka-hitsu
Accession Number
11.12031
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