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Tsuba with Gourd with Grasshopper
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Tsuba with Gourd with Grasshopper


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This silver tsuba is shaped in the form of a gourd. One large gourd fills the right side and lower section. Leaves and a smaller gourd are on the top. The hole for the utility knife, on the left is in the space between the main gourd and the leaves. A cricket perches below the central opening. Gourds are a symbol of longevity.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 乙柳軒 政隨; [Translation] Otsuryuken/Masayuki
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1696-1769 (Edo)
Medium
silver
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.145
Measurements
2 5/8 x 2 1/16 x 3/16 in. (6.74 x 5.19 x 0.44 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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