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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