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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