Description A sprig of flowers dominates the right side of this tsuba. The flowers, which include fringed pink, peony and clover, are executed in various metals to create variety of colors. On the reverse are chrysanthemums and pampas grass.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Date] 明治辛未[ ]陽; [Transliteration] Meiji kanoto hitsuji [ ] yô; [Translation] 1871 [month name unread]; [Inscription] 於東府[ ]泉[ ]; [Transliteration] oite tôfu [ ] sen [ ]; [Translation] Made in Tokyo [neighborhood unread]; [Signature] 貞幹; [Translation] Teikan [Seal]
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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