Tsuba with design of swallow, waves, mountain and poem

Japanese
Edo period
Late 18th–early 19th century
Matsumura Kunihiro (Japanese), School Aizu Shoami School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 8.2 x 8.1 x 0.4 cm (3 1/4 x 3 3/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2438

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; copper sekigane, shakudo plug; decorative technique: takabori, ito-sukashi and zogan

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Matsumura Kunihiro rokujukyusai saku [Made by Matsumura Kunihiro aged sixty-nine.]
松村國廣六十九歳作

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund