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Tsuka with Waterfall and Chinese-style Lions
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Tsuka with Waterfall and Chinese-style Lions


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This tsuka is designed in the shape of a rocky outcropping with a waterfall. A Chinese-style lion ("shishi") stands at the top of the water. Smaller shishi are scattered throughout the handle along with peony flowers. 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 [Signature] 東宝斎清次造之; [Transliteration] Tôgyokusai Kiyotsugu tsukuru kore; [Translation] This was made by Tôgyokusai Kiyotsugu
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
19th century (late Edo-Meiji)
Medium
silver, gold, shakudo, copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1225.3B
Measurements
L: 9 5/16 in. (23.7 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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