Tsuba with heraldic cherry blossoms

Details

  • Title

    Tsuba with heraldic cherry blossoms

  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

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

    iron, with cut and filed openwork decoration

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    7.2 x 7 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.10691

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  • Catalogue text

    Fret-pierced in negative silhouette with five cherry blossoms, two of the full heraldic form, two showing four or three petals only, and one, with stalk, in perspective (three petals).

Glossary of terms

tsuba

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