Object Title

Tsuba

Tsuba

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIS.380

Provenance

Presented by a private donor, 10 July 2002. Formerly part of the collection of her husband.

Physical Description

Of irregular circular form in iron. Two large bean pods, naturalistically carved, form the outline of the tsuba. Superimposed on these and connecting them to the seppa dai are tendrils and leaves. The hitsu ana are outlined by rectangular section frames.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The width of the tsuba is 86 mm, the height is 88 mm and the thickness is 4 mm. Weight: The weight of the tsuba is 0.088kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

The tsuba is signed: Choshu Hagi Kawaharu saku

Associations

Places Japan

Notes

See also XXVIS.375 for another Choshu tsuba. This smith is recorded in Tosho Kinkoji Ten by Wakayama page 53 and in Kinko Meikan on p87.