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Tsuba with Phoenix and Paulownia
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Tsuba with Phoenix and Paulownia


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Along the top edge of tsuba is a mythical hô-ô bird, which is similar to the phoenix. Below it along the bottom edge are paulownia flowers and leaves. Hô-ô and paulownia are both auspicious. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 誠意; [Translation] Seii (kao)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
19th century (late Edo)
Medium
silver, gold, shakudo, copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1224.2
Measurements
H: 2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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