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Tsuka with Gentian Crests
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Tsuka with Gentian Crests

Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This tsuka is constructed as a single piece and does not have individual separate fuchi, kashira, and menuki. The main cartouche is decorated with a vine pattern and two gentian flower crests. This crest was widely used by families related to court nobles. It was most famously used by the Minamoto clan. 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 none
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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19th century (Edo-Meiji)
gold lacquer, shibuichi
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
L: 6 1/16 in. (15.4 cm)
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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