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Kozuka with a Spade and Orchids
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Kozuka with a Spade and Orchids


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Two orchids and leaves are tied to a spade. The background is a fish egg pattern ("nanakoji") with a raised rim. The artist signed the kozuka on the reverse.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 平安城 今井永武; [Translation] Heianjô Imai Nagatake; [Number] On sticker edged with a blue trellis pattern: 378
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1818-1882 (late Edo-Meiji)
Medium
shakudo, gold, silver, copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.720
Measurements
L: 3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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