Description The front of the tsuba is decorated with chrysanthemums, Chinese bell flowers and a butterfly. On the reverse are mist flowers. These three flowers are among the seven celebrated flowers of autumn that often appear in poetry. This is part of a mounted set in which all pieces are decorated with autumn flowers and signed by Ishiguro Masatsune.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 石黒政常; [Translation] Ishiguro Masatsune (kao)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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