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Fuchi with Foxes
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Fuchi with Foxes


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Two foxes are shown near a cluster of chrysanthemums. The one on the right holds a lit torch. This is a reference to fox-fire ("kitsune-bi"), which foxes were said to generate. The fuchi is part of a mounted set.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 如雲斎 弘寿; [Translation] Jounsai Hirotoshi (kao)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1800-1825 (late Edo)
Medium
copper, gold, shakudo
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1262.3A
Measurements
H: 1 7/16 in. (3.7 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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