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Tsuba with a Spider on a Gourd Vine Trellis
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Tsuba with a Spider on a Gourd Vine Trellis


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Description In the upper right of this tsuba is a trellis upon which a gourd vine is depicted. One gourd hangs down from the trellis near the central opening of the tsuba. At the far right, a spider hangs from a thread. On the reverse, a spider web is at the upper left. A blossoming vine on a trellis is on the left.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Date] 慶應二龝 之作; [Transliteration] Keiô ni aki(?)/kore saku; [Translation] This was made in autumn of the second year of Keio (1866); [Signature] [ ] [ ] [ ] 橋本一至; [Translation] [ ][ ][ ] Hashimoto Isshi (kao)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1866 (late Edo)
Medium
iron, gold, copper, shakudo
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.332
Measurements
3 5/16 x 3 1/16 x 3/16 in. (8.4 x 7.84 x 0.45 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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