Description Both cranes and bamboo are signs of longevity and often used as a felicitous motif. On this tsuba, three cranes stand near young bamboo leaves. A fourth crane is shown in flight at the upper left. A stand of bamboo is on the right. Bamboo also appears on the reverse.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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