Tsuba with flowering cherry branch

Details

  • Title

    Tsuba with flowering cherry branch

  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1800
  • Material and technique

    sentoku, with gold nunome-zōgan decoration, and with gold

  • Material index

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    7.2 x 6.8 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.10555

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  • Catalogue text

    The surface represents the bark of a cherry-tree with three flowering twigs in low-relief; petals tipped with gold nunome; pistils and anthers given by gold dots; ryōhitsu of jagged outline.

    E.Gilbertson Collection (?).

    Nunome work on sentoku (or indeed on any soft metal) is by no means common.

Glossary of terms

nunome-zōgan

sentoku

tsuba

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