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Tsuka with Dragonflies, Butterflies and Moths
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Tsuka with Dragonflies, Butterflies and Moths


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The background of the tsuka is black lacquer decorated in gold with a stream edged by chrysanthemum flowers and leaves. The menuki are shaped like a butterfly, two moths and two dragonflies. The kashira is in the shape of a large dragonfly curved over the end of the tsuka. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Nakagawa Issho
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
3rd quarter 19th century (late Edo-Meiji)
Medium
silver, gold, black laquer, shakudo, shibuichi
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1227.3B
Measurements
L: 5 15/16 in. (15.1 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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