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Tsuba with Two Cranes among Reeds
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Tsuba with Two Cranes among Reeds


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description On the front of this tsuba are two cranes among reeds at the water's edge. A third crane is on the reverse. Cranes are a symbol of longevity. Paired cranes often symbolize marital happiness and fidelity. Both secondary holes of this tsuba have been plugged.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 紫雲斎 弘親; [Translation] Shiunsai/Hirochika
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1825 (Edo)
Medium
shibuichi, silver gilt, gilt
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.194
Measurements
3 x 2 3/4 x 3/16 in. (7.6 x 7.06 x 0.4 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan, Mito (Place of Origin)
  • Japan, Tokyo (Edo) (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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