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Tsuba with design of Izanami and Izanagi, crow in sun and hare in moon, with clouds and waves

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Signed

Hoshigaoka no atari ni oite Katsugo Gyokusai [Katsugo Gyokusai, near Hoshigaoka] 於星ヶ岡邊活悟玉齋

Credit Line

Gift of John T. Spaulding

Japanese, Meiji era, Late 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 9 x 8.1 x 0.6 cm (3 9/16 x 3 3/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

37.1128

Medium or Technique

Main material: silver; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold, shakudo, shibuichi and copper; decorative technique: sukashi-bori, marubori, zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor