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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