Tsuba with design of paulownia and ho-o bird

Japanese
Edo period
mid-18th century
Nomura Soken (Japanese, about 1750), School Hikone School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 7.2 x 7 x 0.5 cm (2 13/16 x 2 3/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2454

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; decorative technique: sukashi-bori, takabori, zogan

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Goshu Hikone no ju Yumeishi Nomura Soken [Yumeishi Nomura Soken of Hikone in Omi Province.]
江州彦根住幽明子野村宗顯

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund