Tsuba with design of stylized clouds and lightning

Japanese
Edo period
Late 17th–early 18th century
Shoami Shigesada (Japanese), School Shoami School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 9.4 x 8.9 x 0.4 cm (3 11/16 x 3 1/2 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2371

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: shakudo and gold; copper sekigane; decorative technique: takabori, sukashibori, zogan

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Shoami Shigesada
正阿弥重定

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund