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Tsuba with Cherry Blossoms Afloat
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Tsuba with Cherry Blossoms Afloat


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Cherry blossoms are a symbol of spring and often used as a symbol of Japan itself. Along the lower left edge of this tsuba, two blossoms float on a stream. At the top, a distant mountain can be seen. Two swallows in flight on shown on the reverse.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 盛親; [Translation] Morichika
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
19th century (Edo)
Medium
iron, gold, shibuichi, and shakudo
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.288
Measurements
H: 3 1/4 in. (8.2 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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