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Fuchi with Cherry Tree in Bloom
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Fuchi with Cherry Tree in Bloom


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The fuchi is decorated with the trunk and branches of a cherry tree in full bloom. The tree is made of black shakudo, with the blossoms in gold and silver. Cherry blossoms are a celebrated symbol of spring. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 寶真斎壽景; [Translation] Hôshindai Toshikage
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
2nd half 19th century (late Edo-Meiji)
Medium
silver, shakudo, gold, shibuichi
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1198.2A
Measurements
H: 1 9/16 in. (4 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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