Tsuba with design of stylized lightning

Japanese
Edo period
18th century
Ito Masakatsu (Japanese, about 1700), School Ito School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 9.7 x 9.6 x 0.4 cm (3 13/16 x 3 3/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2323

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; decorative technique: ito-sukashi and zogan

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Odawara no ju Masakatsu saku
小田原住正勝作

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund