Tsuba depicting the Three Sake Tasters around a wine jar

Details

  • Title

    Tsuba depicting the Three Sake Tasters around a wine jar

  • Artist/maker

    probably Motozane I (1739 - 1829) (armourer)
  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

    probably 1809
  • Material and technique

    shibuichi, with iro-e zōgan (multi-metal inlay) decoration, and katakiri engraving (oblique chisel-cuts)

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    7.3 x 6.9 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.11010

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  • Catalogue text

    Low or sunk relief and iroye incrustation, with katakiri; the Three Sake Tasters round a big wine-jar; at the back a pine-tree. Signed: Sekijōken [Japanese text] Taizan [Japanese text] Motozane [Japanese text] with kakihan [Figure], giōnen shichijissai ("aged 70"). (If Motozane I, as is probable, this dates the guard to about 1809, as he died in 1829, aged 90.)

    F. V. Dickins Collection.

Glossary of terms

shibuichi

tsuba

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