Tsuba with design of waves and cherry blossom

Japanese
Edo period
early to mid-18th century
Ito Masanaga (Japanese), School Bushû School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 7.9 x 7.8 x 0.4 cm (3 1/8 x 3 1/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.1964

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: shakudo and gold; decorative technique: sukidashi-bori and sukashi-bori filled with shakudo

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Bushu no ju Masanaga

武州住正永

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund