Description This tsuba shows two spiny lobsters among seaweed. The lobster on the front is made of copper; the one on the back is gold. The lobster is frequently part of New Year's decorations. Its doubled over body is considered a sign of honorable old age.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 大森英秀; [Translation] Omori Teruhide
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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