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Tsuba with Flowers and Insects
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Tsuba with Flowers and Insects


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Three medallions depicting flowers and insects appear along each side of the tsuka. On the kashira end, a butterfly is shown. The fuchi end is has an unusual flared edge decorated with chrysanthemums. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
19th century (Edo-Meiji)
Medium
shibuichi, gold, sentoku, shakudo, silver
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1246.2
Measurements
L: 4 3/4 in. (12 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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