Tsuba with design of Shoshi and Benten riding on dragons

Japanese
Meiji era
1888
Unno Moritoshi (Japanese, 1834–1896), School Mito School (Japanese, 18th through 20th century)


Catalogue Raisonné

151

Dimensions

Overall: 8.3 x 7.5 x 1.2 cm (3 1/4 x 2 15/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.5385

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold, silver, shakudo and copper; decorative technique: very high iroe takazogan

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Toki Meiji nijuichinen tsuchinoe-ne chushu Toto Konishi kohan ni oite Ryountei Sanjin horu [Carved by Ryoun Sanjin on the shores of Lake Konishi in the Eastern Capital in autumn of the twenty-first, tsuchinoe-ne, year of Meiji (=1888)]
時明治廿一年戊子仲秋於東都小西湖畔凌雲亭山人鐫

Provenance

1890, Charles Goddard Weld Collection; bequest to MFA, Boston, December 7, 1911.

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection