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Tsuka with Paulownia Motifs
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Tsuka with Paulownia Motifs


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The menuki and kashira of this tsuka have paulownia flowers which match the accompanying fuchi. Paulownia is associated with the imperial house and appears in the crests of some military families. The kashira background is a basketweave pattern. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1800 (Edo)
Medium
shibuichi, baleen, ray skin
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1209.3B
Measurements
L: 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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