Description On the lower right of the tsuba stand a Chinese immortal and his attendent. A crane flies across the upper left. Cranes are a symbol of longevity. This sage may be Kangai, who is often shown with a crane. On the reverse is a bridge crossing a stream. Both secondary holes have been plugged. The composition of this tsuba is almost identical to another in the collection by Hirotoshi (Walters 51.193).
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 一乗斎 弘寿; [Translation] Ichijosai Hirotoshi
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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