Description Grapevines hang down from the top of this tsuba. Over the plugged hole for the hair pick, a squirrel is perched on the vine. At the bottom of the tsuba is another squirrel. On the reverse, another squirrel looks up at the grapevines.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 江戸住 斎藤富隨; [Transliteration] Edo ju/Saito Tomiyuki; [Translation] Living in Edo/Saito Tomiyuki
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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