Description Along the upper portion of the tsuba is a gold branch with cherry blossoms and two buds. Two swallows in flight are shown at the right and lower edge. The entire tsuba is surrounded by a raised rim. On the reverse, cherry blossoms are shown floating in a stream. Cherry blossoms bloom in early spring and are a common seasonal motif.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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