Tsuba with mulberry leaves


  • Title

    Tsuba with mulberry leaves

  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

    1788 - 1851
  • Material and technique

    shakudō, with punched ishime surface, and chased decoration

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  • Dimensions

    7.1 x 6.4 cm (height x width)
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  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Dame Jemima Church, in accordance with the wishes of her Husband, Sir Arthur H. Church, 1929.

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  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

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  • Catalogue text

    In bold relief, five detached mulberry-leaves (two on the back), continued over the edge, which, like the rest of the ground, is covered with Y-punched ishime. Signed: Sempōsai [Japanese text] kore wo kizamu ([Japanese text], "chased this"). (Ōtsuki Hideoki, pupil of the founder.)

    De Ath Collection.

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