Tsuba with design of octopus and octopus traps

Japanese
Edo period
Late 18th–early 19th century
Nagano Chikanori (Japanese, about 1800), School Higo School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 7.7 x 7.3 x 0.4 cm (3 1/16 x 2 7/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2264

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold and shibuichi; decorative technique: sukashi-bori, sukidashi-bori and takazogan

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Ichiryusai Nagano Chikanori, with a kao, Kumafu no ju Takase ??? no kami kore o tsukuru
一龍斎永野親則(花押) 熊府住高瀬。。。守作之

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund