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Tsuka with Chrysanthemums
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Tsuka with Chrysanthemums


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A large chrysanthemum with leaves dominates the kashira. Each menuki is in the shape of chrysanthemums with a traditionally bound book. An inscription in ink on the end of tsuka implies the sword was mounted in Asakusa, Tokyo. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [inscription] In ink on tsuka: 大日本東京赤坂 [ ] [ ]; [Transliteration] Dainihon Tokyo Akasaka [ ] [ ]
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
1868-1912 (Meiji)
Medium
shakudo, silver, gold, ray skin
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1290.2
Measurements
L: 4 1/8 in. (10.4 cm)
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