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Tsuba with a Sea Bream and Plum Branch
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Tsuba with a Sea Bream and Plum Branch


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description At the lower right of this tsuba is a sea bream ("tai") and a plum branch. The fish is being represented here as food, not as a living animal. On the reverse are sea shells.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 芳園刻; [Transliteration] Hôen kizamu; [Translation] Engraved by Hôen
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1829-1898 (late Edo-Meiji)
Medium
sentoku, gold, copper, silver
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.398
Measurements
H: 3 7/16 in. (8.7 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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