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Tsuba with Chrysanthemums and a Snail
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Tsuba with Chrysanthemums and a Snail


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description On the front of this tsuba, chrysanthemums made of variously colored metals are shown sheltered by a bamboo umbrella. On the reverse, a copper snail is shown crawling up a stalk of bamboo in the upper left. Chrysanthemums are generally a sign of autumn and snails are associated with summer.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 後藤法橋 一乗; [Translation] Goto Hokkyo/Ichijo
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1824-1864 (late Edo)
Medium
gold, silver, copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.209
Measurements
2 13/16 x 2 3/4 x 3/16 in. (7.2 x 7.06 x 0.42 cm)
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Not On View

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