Tsuba with Precious Objects and clouds

Details

  • Title

    Tsuba with Precious Objects and clouds

  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

    18th century (1701 - 1800)
  • Material and technique

    iron, with openwork decoration

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    8 x 7.7 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.10812

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  • Catalogue text

    Rounded oblong; on each face the same design of Precious Objects (pairs of shells with ribands, cloves and scrolls) symmetrically disposed in bold relief against the thin web of the guard, which is closely perforated with small holes; the pearled border boldly raised; quadrilateral seppadai modelled with two long cloud-forms on the front.

Glossary of terms

tsuba

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