Tsuba with design of fruiting gourd vine

Japanese
Edo period
18th century
Kinai (Japanese), School Echizen Kinai School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 7.8 x 7.8 x 0.5 cm (3 1/16 x 3 1/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2085

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; decorative technique: sukidashi-bori, sukashi-bori, engraving and tokin

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Echizen no ju Kinai saku [Made by Kinai of Echizen Province]
越前住記内作

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund