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Kozuka blade with inlay of a branch of plum

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Signed

Noriyuki, with a kao 矩随(花押)

Provenance

1890, Charles Goddard Weld Collection; bequest to MFA, Boston, December 7, 1911.

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Edo period, Late 18th–early 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.5212b

Medium or Technique

Main material: steel; other metals: gold and silver; decorative technique: katakiri-bori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor