Tsuba with peony flower on each face

Details

  • Title

    Tsuba with peony flower on each face

  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
    Kaga province (probable) (probable place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1800
  • Material and technique

    iron, inlaid with silver wire; edge with silver nunome-zōgan decoration

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    7.8 x 7.5 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.10895

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  • Catalogue text

    Thick; on each face, in low relief, are six radiating petals of a peony flower, these and the ground between them (representing lower petals) being filled with parallel veining in silver wire inlay; edge thickly silvered in nunome. Signed: Gotō Seijō with kakihan. Probably made in Kaga.

Glossary of terms

nunome-zōgan

tsuba

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