Tsuba with design of sage by a waterfall and another hauling an ox

Japanese
Edo period
mid-18th century
Tetsugendo Naoshige (Japanese, died in 1780), School Tetsugendo School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 6.4 x 6.1 x 0.6 cm (2 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.11552

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; decorative technique: sukashi-bori, nikubori

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

With a seal Toshiyuki
印 敏行

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