Description A crane is shown in waves at the lower right of the tsuba. Along the right and upper right is the blossoming and fruiting branch of a peach tree. A large full moon in gold is in the background. On the reverse, another branch is depicted at the upper left. A large rock fills the composition, with waves crashing into it at the lower left. Cranes and peaches are both symbols of longevity.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Date] 慶應二丙寅仲冬; [Transliteration] Keio ni hi-no-e tora chuto; [Translation] The second year of Keio (1866), year of the tiger, mid-winter; [Signature] 壽親; [Translation] Toshichika
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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