Tsuba with design of shell, waves and stylized blossoms

Japanese
Edo period
mid-late 17th century
Umetada Shigeyoshi (Japanese, about 1700), School Umetada School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 7.4 x 6.5 x 0.3 cm (2 15/16 x 2 9/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.2563

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold and silver; copper sekigane, shakudo plugs; decorative technique: sukashi-bori, etching (?), zogan

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Yamashiro no kuni Nishijin no ju Umetada Shigeyoshi [Umetada Shigeyoshi of Nishijin in Yamashiro Province]
山城國西陣住埋忠重義

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund