Tsuba in the form of a water wheel

Details

  • Title

    Tsuba in the form of a water wheel

  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

    1st half of the 18th century
  • Material and technique

    iron, with cut and filed openwork decoration, and gold nunome-zōgan decoration

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    8.5 x 8.4 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

    not on display

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EAX.10934

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  • Catalogue text

    Representing a water-wheel of eight oval leather buckets pivoted on square rods which project radially from the sd. and rh.; nunome gilding on the rods, the rh. borders, and the mouths, bottoms and seams of the buckets. Signed: Nara Toshishige [Japanese text] saku.

Glossary of terms

nunome-zōgan

tsuba

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