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Tsuba with Dragons in Cartouches
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Tsuba with Dragons in Cartouches


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This tsuba is decorated with six cartouches of dragons and a ground of fine fish egg ("nanako-ji") patterning. Four appear on the front and two are on the back. Each dragon is executed in a different metal. Dragons are a symbol of power and popularly depicted in Japanese art. Both secondary holes of this tsuba have been plugged.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 丹霞斎 元章; [Translation] Tankasai/Motoaki (kao)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1825-1850 (late Edo)
Medium
shakudo, copper, gold, silver, shibuichi
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.333
Measurements
3 x 2 13/16 x 1/8 in. (7.6 x 7.18 x 0.38 cm)
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