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Tsuba with Basket of Fresh Seafood
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Tsuba with Basket of Fresh Seafood


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description On the front of this tsuba is a basket of sea food, including a spiny lobster and a sea bream. Both of these fish are considered celebratory and often eaten as part of New Year celebrations. The basket also contains a squid and two additional fish. On the back of the tsuba are mushrooms, a daikon radish, a turnip, and a sprig of flowers.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 浜埜矩隨; [Translation] Hamano Noriyuki
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1755-1787 (Edo)
Medium
shibuichi, gold and copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.128
Measurements
at bottom of nakago-ana: 3 5/16 x 3 1/16 in. (8.5 x 7.8 cm); 3/16 in. (0.46 cm) (d.); width at top of nakago-ana: 2 15/16 in. (7.4 cm)
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