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Kozuka with Paulownia
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Kozuka with Paulownia

Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Two types of paulownia are depicted in gold against a silver background of fish egg pattern ("nanako-ji"). The paulownia on the right is depicted in a naturalistic fashion, while the one on the left is in the shape of a family crest ("mon"). Paulownia crests are associated with the Imperial family and high ranking warriors. 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 [inscription] On blade: Ujifusa
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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1868-1912 (Meiji)
silver, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
L: 6 13/16 in. (17.3 cm)
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
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