Description At the lower right of the tsuba is a gold Chinese-style lion ("shishi"). This type of lion was developed by artist who saw drawings of lions, not by direct observation. Therefore, they often look more like dogs than lions. A waterfall is on the left side. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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