Tsuba with design of intersecting squares with stylized snowflakes, plum-blossoms and other motifs

Japanese
Edo period
Late 17th–early 18th century
School Kyô Shôami School (Japanese)


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

13.2586

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold, silver and copper; gilt and silvered plugs; decorative technique: sukashi-bori, zogan

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Unsigned, one plug signed Yoshioka Inaba no suke
吉岡因幡介

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund