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Kozuka of a Flintlock Pistol
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Kozuka of a Flintlock Pistol


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description On the front of the kozuka is a relief carving of a pistol, made of gold, silver and copper. The subject matter is an interesting pairing with the traditional sword on which the kozuka would have been mounted. On the reverse is a landscape scene. The edge of a torii gate is visible on the right, with a path extending towards the left into trees. The artist's signature is also on the reverse.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 弘親; [Translation] Hirochika; [Inscription] 吉岳豊前介
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1825 (late Edo)
Medium
shibuichi, gold, silver, copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.752
Measurements
L: 3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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