Description The tsuka is dominated with a large dragon menuki on either side. The dragons are framed by clouds. On the kashira, a dragon is shown in waves. Dragons were associated with water and often depicted with clouds or waves. Nine gold family crests ("mon") also decorate the tsuka. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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