Tsuba with design of dragon, tiger and bamboo

Japanese
Edo period
mid-19th century
Sekijoken Masaharu (Japanese), School Mito School (Japanese, 18th through 20th century)


Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 8.3 x 0.5 cm (3 3/8 x 3 1/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2149

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold, shakudo and shibuichi; decorative technique: takabori and zogan

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Sekijoken Masaharu
赤城軒正春

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund