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Sword Guard

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Native Name:
Tsuba
Object Number:
52-4-2
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Japanese
Provenience:
Japan
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Shakudo
Gold
Description:
Of Shakudo (52-4-1). Crysanthemum flowers with leaves, and dew drops in gold. Signed Inaba-shu ju* Masatoshi (smith's name) (*resident of Inaba province)

(never fitted to a particular blade)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. John S. Jenks

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] 1981. Echoes of the Samurai: An Exhibition of Japanese Arms and Armor. : Page/Fig./Plate: 22 no.2
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