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Tsuka with Chrysanthemums
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Tsuka with Chrysanthemums


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The kashira and menuki on this handle match a signed fuchi by Unno Moritoshi mounted on the same sword. Chrysanthemums are a symbol of autumn and also associated with the imperial house. The handle is wrapped in whale baleen. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1870-1896
Medium
dark brown lacquer, tortoise-shell, gold, shakudo
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1228.3B
Measurements
L: 7 7/8 in. (20 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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