Tsuba depicting the Chinese sage Lin Ho-ch'ing pouring wine


  • Title

    Tsuba depicting the Chinese sage Lin Ho-ch'ing pouring wine

  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

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

    shibuichi, with punched nanako decoration, and iro-e zōgan (multi-metal inlay) decoration

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  • Dimensions

    6.5 x 5.8 x 0.5 cm (height x width x depth)
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  • 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

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  • Catalogue text

    In fine modelling and iroye incrustation is a Chinese sage, Lin Ho-chi'ing (Japanese, Rinnasei, an 11th-century poet), pouring out wine, through a cloth bag as sieve, into a jar resting on the ground, a boy helping him; at the back, a willow-tree, chrysanthemums and a streamlet; ground (including edge) of perfect nanako. Signed: Hamano Kuzui saku (same artist as 978 [EAX.10978].)

    A piece of first-class workmanship.

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