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Tsuka with Chinese Lantern Plants
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Tsuka with Chinese Lantern Plants


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The kashira is decorated with two Chinese lantern plants ("hôzuki"). The menuki are also in the shape of Chinese lantern plants. These plants bloom in the summer. This is part of a mounted set of sword fittings all depicting Chinese lanterns.
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
19th century (Edo)
Medium
shakudo, coral, gold, mother-of-pearl dust
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1265.3B
Measurements
L: 6 1/4 in. (15.8 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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