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Tsuba with Chinese Lantern Plants
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Tsuba with Chinese Lantern Plants


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Several Chinese lantern plants ("hôzuki") and a lady bug decorate this tsuba. Chinese lanterns are assocaited with summer. This is part of a mounted set of sword fittings all depicting Chinese lanterns.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
19th century (Edo)
Medium
shakudo, coral, gold, mother-of-pearl dust
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1265.2
Measurements
H: 2 1/2 in. (6.3 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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