Tsuba with stylized snow decoration

Details

  • Title

    Tsuba with stylized snow decoration

  • Artist/maker

    Tembō School (active 16th - 17th century) (armourer)
    possibly Hōan I (active 16th century) (armourer)
    possibly Hōan School (active c. 1530 - c. 1900) (armourer)
  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

    16th century (1501 - 1600)
  • Material and technique

    iron, with stamped and fused brass decoration

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    8.1 x 7.9 cm (height x width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Dame Jemima Church, in accordance with the wishes of her Husband, Sir Arthur H. Church, 1929.

  • Museum location

    not on display

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EAX.10062

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  • Catalogue text

    Rough surface, punched on both faces with irregular hollows mainly from a stamp with the mark [Chinese character]; the raised portions covered with flat patches of brass fused on, representing snow.

Glossary of terms

tsuba

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