Description Incised snowflakes and flecks of gold leaf cover both sides of the tsuba. A poem about snow is incised on the left side of the front. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription] 一乗翁の画[ ]につらて ; [Transliteration] Ichijô-ô no ga [ ] nitsurate; [Translation] Based on a picture by Ichijô-ô; [Date] 慶應二丙寅; [Transliteration] Keio ni hinoe tora; [Translation] Keio 2 (1866) year of the tiger; [Signature] 本郷[ ]光; [Translation] Hongo [ ]mitsu; [Poem] 朝はなや、松のなき、雲に[ ]小雪; [Transliteration] asa ha reya, matsu no naki, kumo ni [ ] koyuki; [Translation] morning ... pine tree ... cloud ... snow
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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