Description This tsuba shows a carp swimming along with two other fish. Carp are often associated with good fortune. The back of the tsuba shows additional aquatic life in the form of a spiny lobster and a water bug. Bubbles in the water are indicated in gold.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 宮田信清; [Translation] Miyata Nobukiyo
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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