Description On the right of the tsuba is a peacock sitting in a peony tree. His head is turned towards the left, where there is a peahen and another peony. On the reverse is a peony tree near a brook. Peacocks and peony are frequently depicted together in Japanese painting.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 石黒政近; [Translation] Ishiguro Masachika; [Date] 天保十四癸卯仲呂; [Transliteration] Tenpô jô yon mizu-no-to u chûryo; [Translation] The fourth month of Tempo 14 (1843), year of the rabbit
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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