////Onin Tsuba. Formalized butterfly and dragonfly motif. Muromachi period

Onin Tsuba. Formalized butterfly and dragonfly motif. Muromachi period

Onin ten-zogan tsuba, Late Muromachi period.

Iron, brass, sukashi and ten-zōgan technique. Butterfly and dragonfly design. Reference to design has been found at “Japanese Swords and Tsuba from the Professor A. Z. Freeman and the Phyllis Sharpe Memorial collections”. Sotheby’s, London, Thursday 10 April 1997; p. 18, item 37: “pierced with two large formalised butterflies…” (see photo in Gallery Images).

Diameter: 88 mm, thickness at seppa-dai: 3.1 mm.

SKU: TSU-0319 Categories: ,

Additional information

Collection

Japanese swords & fittings

Country

Japan

Period

15 AD, Muromachi

School

Onin

Material

Brass, Iron

Technique

Sukashi, Ten-zogan

Theme

Butterfly, Dragonfly (tombo)

Acquisition year

2016

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