Tsuba with design of pine trees

Japanese
Edo period
1854
Myôchin Muneyoshi (Japanese, mid-19th century), School Myochin School, Tosa Sub-school (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 9.4 x 9.3 x 0.5 cm (3 11/16 x 3 11/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2245

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; decorative technique: sukashi-bori and sukidashi-bori

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Kaei shichi kinoe-tora nigatsu kichinichi; On a lucky day in the second month of the seventh, kinoe-tora, year of Kaei (=1854) Toshu Myochin Ki no Muneyoshi [Myochin Ki no Muneyoshi of Tosa Province]
嘉永七甲寅二月吉日 土州明珍紀宗義

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund