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Tsuba with an Immortal Seeing a Flying Crane
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Tsuba with an Immortal Seeing a Flying Crane


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
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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Period
1st quarter 19th century (Edo)
Medium
shibuichi, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.98
Measurements
2 15/16 x 2 11/16 x 1/8 in. (7.4 x 6.8 x 0.39 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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