Tsuba with bamboo and cherry blossoms

Details

  • Title

    Tsuba with bamboo and cherry blossoms

  • Artist/maker

    Umetada School (active 16th century - 19th century) (armourer)
  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

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

    copper, with cut and filed openwork decoration, and inlaid with gold wire; rim with mokume decoration

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    7 x 6.8 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

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EAX.10221

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  • Catalogue text

    Pierced in negative silhouette with three growing stems of bamboo and inlaid in gold wire with cherry-blossoms (three and two); the slightly raised border is modelled to represent grained wood.

    The plain edge and the back very badly dented, but the front in good condition.

Glossary of terms

tsuba

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