Description This tsuba is in the shape of a chrysanthemum, with the central opening made in the middle of the petals. On the front, a bee alights on the lower left of the flower. On the reverse, a bee can be found at the upper right. Some of the lower petals are tipped in gold. Chrysanthemums are an autumn flower. A chrysanthemum forms the crest of the imperial family.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisiton unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Sokin (?)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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