Tsuba with design of orchid and ferns

Japanese
Edo period
mid-late 18th century
Shôami (Japanese), School Shoami School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 8.3 x 8 x 0.5 cm (3 1/4 x 3 1/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2407

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; shakudo plugs; decorative technique: sukashi-bori, tokin

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Shoami
正阿弥

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund