Tsuba with karigane, or flying geese

Details

  • Title

    Tsuba with karigane, or flying geese

  • Artist/maker

    Kasuga-Hayashi School (possibly active 17th - 19th century) (armourer)
  • Associated place

    Japan (Higo province) (place of creation)
  • Date

    2nd half of the 18th century
  • Material and technique

    iron, with cut and filed openwork decoration; tang-hole inlaid with soft metal, probably copper

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    7.2 x 7 x 0.28 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

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EAX.10309

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  • Catalogue text

    Rounded edge; sparse openwork design with six openings representing clouds with a karigane across each.

    Resembles Akasaka work (Group XVIII).

Glossary of terms

tsuba

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