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Tsuba with a Peony Blossom
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Tsuba with a Peony Blossom


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description At the lower left of this tsuba, a peony blossom is shown carved in relief. The stamens of the flower are highlighted in gold. On the back, peony leaves complete the motif. Peonies are a symbol of summer.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 勝守; [Translation] Katsumori
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1860-1917 (late Edo-Meiji)
Medium
shakudo, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.167
Measurements
2 11/16 x 2 7/16 x 3/16 in. (6.9 x 6.15 x 0.4 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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