Tsuba with maple leaves

Details

  • Title

    Tsuba with maple leaves

  • Artist/maker

    Myōchin School (active 16th - 19th century) (armourer)
    Myōchin Munehisa (active 1825 - 1850) (armourer)
  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

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

    iron, with polished surface (migaki-ji), stamped decoration, and chased or engraved decoration

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    8.5 x 8.2 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.10080

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  • Catalogue text

    Polished surface made slightly irregular by more or less light punchings of maple-leaves; also in faint chasing or engraving, a skull & a fly whisk.

    Signed: Niochin Ki no [Japanese text] Munehisa [Japanese text] with kakihan [Japanese text].

Glossary of terms

tsuba

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