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Tsuba with Cherry Blossoms in Mist
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Tsuba with Cherry Blossoms in Mist


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Both sides of this tsuba are densely decorated with cherry blossoms interspersed with a gold mist. Cherry blossoms are at their peak for only one or two weeks in the spring, so their beauty symbolizes the transience of life. Cherry blossoms have also become a symbol of Japan.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] 武州住; [Transliteration] Bushu no ju; [Translation] Residing in Bushu; [Signature] 正親作; [Transliteration] Masachika saku; [Translation] made by Masachika
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
2nd half 18th century (Edo)
Medium
iron, silver, gilt
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.200
Measurements
3 x 2 7/8 x 1/8 in. (7.6 x 7.3 x 0.38 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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