Description A cock stands on the right hand side of this tsuba. Along the left side and the bottom are peony flowers. On the reverse are a hen and horn beetles, surrounded by flowers.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 五祖起龍斎 横谷宗與; [Transliteration] goso kiryûsai/Yokoya Sôyo (kao); [Translation] Fifth generation Kiryûsai/Yokoya Sôyo
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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