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Tsuba with a Cricket and Dragonfly in Bush Clover
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Tsuba with a Cricket and Dragonfly in Bush Clover


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Description The right side of this tsuba is dominated by flowering bush clover. At the bottom is a cricket. The bush clovers wraps around to the reverse of the tsuba, where a dragon fly is at the upper right. A stream runs along the bottom. The artist's signature is on a gold cartouche.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 玉川美英; [Translation] Tamagawa Yoshihide
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
early 19th century (late Edo)
Medium
shibuichi, gold, silver,copper, shakudo
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.187
Measurements
2 5/16 x 2 1/8 x 3/16 in. (5.95 x 5.46 x 0.45 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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