Mokkō-shaped tsuba with Precious Objects and peony stems

Details

  • Title

    Mokkō-shaped tsuba with Precious Objects and peony stems

  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

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

    brass, with punched ishime surface

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    7.6 x 7.2 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

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EAX.10830

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  • Catalogue text

    Mokkō; thick; each face showing a raised concave border of ishime surface enclosing a field of deeply cut relief (on the front, wavy stems of peony; on the back, various Precious Objects); on the edge of each lobe is a panel of cloud-forms in similar styles. Hirado work. A similar guard was given to the V. and A. M. by Sir Arthur Church.

Glossary of terms

tsuba

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