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Tsuba with Cranes and Peach Trees
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Tsuba with Cranes and Peach Trees


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
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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Period
1866 (late Edo)
Medium
iron with gold, silver and copper detail
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.278
Measurements
3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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