Tsuba with New Year decorations and leaves

Details

  • Title

    Tsuba with New Year decorations and leaves

  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

    1st half of the 18th century
  • Material and technique

    iron, with cut and filed openwork decoration, polished surface (migaki-ji), and inlaid with gold and gold wire

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    7.1 x 7 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.10326

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  • Catalogue text

    Polished surface; slightly thickened at the edge; the front modelled in low relief with part of a shimenawa (New Year rope decoration) with fern and other leaves and straws (gold) as pendants; on the back, one pair of fern leaves (continued on the front) and two overlapping tachibana badges (orange with fan of leaves) in gold wire inlay.

Glossary of terms

tsuba

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