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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