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Tsuba with Cranes and Blossoming Plum at Water's Edge
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Tsuba with Cranes and Blossoming Plum at Water's Edge


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Two cranes stand below a blossoming plum tree at the lower right of this tsuba. Waves are shown on the lower left. Cranes are a symbol of immortality. On the reverse, another blossoming plum tree is shown along the left edge with rocks at its base.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 今井永武; [Translation] Imai Nagatake
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1818-1892 (late Edo-Meiji)
Medium
shakudo (?), gold, silver
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.293
Measurements
2 11/16 in. (6.9 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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