Round tsuba with clouds

Details

  • Title

    Round tsuba with clouds

  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

    1st half of the 18th century
  • Material and technique

    iron, with hammered-up edge, hira-zōgan (flat inlay) in brass and copper, and with traces of silver nunome-zōgan decoration (silver now missing); tang-hole plugged with soft metal, probably copper

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    8.6 x 8.6 x 0.5 cm (height x width x depth)
  • 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.10165

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  • Catalogue text

    Edge roughly hammered up to make a bold "wire" edge; each face with a number of "rat-tailed" cloud forms inlaid in brass and copper; some further patches of cloud appear to have been in numone, from which all the silver has now disappeared.

Glossary of terms

nunome-zōgan

tsuba

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