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Tsuba with Chinese Characters ("Kanji")


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description On the right side of the tsuba, above the hole for the kozuka, is the raised character "raku" (enjoyment). Below it is a gold branch with flowers. Incised into the background is the handle of a hoe. The head of the hoe is formed by the opening on the left for the kozuka. On the reverse of the tsuba, the large figures in the center are a stylized version of the character "takara" (treasure). This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 寿山; [Translation] Juzan (kao)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1825-1875 (Edo-Meiji)
Medium
iron, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1199.2
Measurements
H: 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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