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Tsuba with Plum Blossoms
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Tsuba with Plum Blossoms


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Plum blossoms, which are associated with early spring, decorate the front of this tsuba. Plum is the first flower to bloom as winter ends. Another flower is shown on the reverse.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
18th-19th century (?)
Medium
iron, silver, copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.358
Measurements
3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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