Lenticular tsuba with shippō diaper of interlaced circles


  • Title

    Lenticular tsuba with shippō diaper of interlaced circles

  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

    possibly late 18th century - early 19th century
  • Material and technique

    iron, with engraved decoration

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  • Dimensions

    7.3 x 7 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

    Lenticular; both faces and the edge covered with a fine and regular shippō diaper engraved. Signed in the usual flowing cursive script: Seikiūken [Japanese text] Yeiju [Japanese text] with gold-inlaid seal Sei [Japanese text]. (Pupil of Okamoto Naoshige.)

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