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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