Tsuba with design of melons and nasubi

Japanese
Edo period
early to mid-18th century
Shôami Shigeharu (Japanese), School Shoami School (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

22

Dimensions

Overall: 7.8 x 7.5 x 0.4 cm (3 1/16 x 2 15/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2440

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi; other metals: gold, copper and shakudo; shakudo liners; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Shôami Shigeharu
正阿弥重春

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund