Description This tsuba is decorated with three of the celebrated autumn grasses. On the front are arrowroot and pampas grass. On the reverse is mist flower. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Date] 明治四辛未仲夏; [Transliteration] Meiji yon kanoto hitsuji chûka; [Translation] Meiji 4 (1871), year of the sheep, mid summer; [Signature] 龍青眠 壽矩; [Translation] Ryûseimin Toshinori (kao)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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