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Tsuba with a Carp
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Tsuba with a Carp

Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This tsuba shows a carp swimming amongst reeds and water milfoil. The black body of the carp contrasts strongly with the gold plants. Carps are auspicious symbols.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 玉川美春造; [Transliteration] Tamagawa Yoshiharu tsukuru; [Translation] made by Tamagawa Yoshiharu
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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mid 19th century (Edo-Meiji)
shakudo, copper, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
H: 2 13/16 x W: 2 11/16 x D: 1/8 in. (7.14 x 6.78 x 0.38 cm)
  • Japan, Mito (Place of Origin)
  • Japan, Tokyo (Edo) (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
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