Tsuba with vine leaves and grapes

Details

  • Title

    Tsuba with vine leaves and grapes

  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

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

    iron; tang-hole plugged with soft metal, probably copper

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    8.2 x 8.1 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.10554

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  • Catalogue text

    On each face an almost identical design (reversed) in faint sunk relief of two vine-leaves (Vitis labrusca) with a few grapes (one in negative silhouette) and tendrils (partly done by sawcuts); the kozuka-hole perhaps represents another grape; the kōgai-hole is lobed like the leaves.

    Somewhat damaged by rust, but an attractive guard.

Glossary of terms

tsuba

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