Description The mythical Japanese bird the "hô-ô" is similar to the phoenix. The vibrant colors of the bird are created though the use of gold, copper and shakudo. This is part of a set with Walters 51.1021.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 菊川久英; [Translation] Kikugawa Hisateru; [Number] In pencil: 813
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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