Aug 18, 2014
Aug 18, 2014

Sword Guard (Tsuba) with Fence and Flower

Sword Guard (Tsuba) with Fence and Flower

c. 1615-1868


Diameter: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)

Gift of J. H. Donahey 1915.91


Did you know?

The signature could be that of Itō Masafusa, or added later by someone else as an attribution.


An inscription on one side of this sword guard states that the maker went by the first name of Masafusa, and worked in the historical province of Musashi. This area includes modern Tokyo.

See also
Japanese Art
Japanese Art
Type of artwork: 
Arms and Armor
Credit line: 
Gift of J. H. Donahey

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