Tsuba with design of butterflies

Japanese
Edo period
18th century
School Shoami School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 8.9 x 0.5 cm (3 3/8 x 3 1/2 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2398

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold, silver, shakudo and copper; copper sekigane; decorative technique: sukashi-bori, ito-sukashi, tokin and zogan

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Unsigned
無銘

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund