Tsuba with clematis flowers

Details

  • Title

    Tsuba with clematis flowers

  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

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

    iron, etched, with gold nunome-zōgan decoration; tang-hole plugged with soft metal, probably copper

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    8.7 x 8.3 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.10871

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  • Catalogue text

    Each face etched, leaving in faint relief a slender continuous scrolling stem, much branched, with five-petalled blossoms (clematis) scattered near it, all richly gilt in nunome.

Glossary of terms

nunome-zōgan

tsuba

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