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Tsuba with Peony and Butterfly
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Tsuba with Peony and Butterfly


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description At the upper right are a large, blossoming peony and a bud. Another flower is at the lower right. On the reverse is a butterfly in gold. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription] 明治辛未孟夏 於東府墨泉邊; [Transliteration] Meiji kanoto hitsuji môka, oite tôfu Sumi izumi atari; [Translation] Meiji year of the sheep (1871) fourth month, in Tokyo near Sumi spring; [Signature] 貞幹; [Translation] Teikan (kao)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1871 (Meiji)
Medium
silver, shakudo, gold, copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1227.2
Measurements
H: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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