Description This tsuba is formed by the body of a dragon wrapped around the central opening for the sword. Dragons are commonly featured in Chinese and Japanese art. They are considered symbols of strength.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 水府住 玉川美久; [Transliteration] suifu ju/tamagawa yoshihisa (kao); [Translation] Residing in Suifu/Tamagawa Yoshihisa
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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