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Tsuba with Peonies, Chrysanthemums and Grasses in a Woven Basket
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Tsuba with Peonies, Chrysanthemums and Grasses in a Woven Basket


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description At the lower edge of this tsuba is the rim and shoulder of a wicker basket. Emerging from the basket to form the body of the tsuba are grasses, peonies and chrysanthemums. The handles of the basket form the edge of the tsuba.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 砂川工; [Transliteration] Sunagawa kô [Seal] 正吉; [Transliteration] Masayoshi; [Translation] Made by Sunagawa Masayoshi
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1st half 19th century (late Edo)
Medium
iron, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1297
Measurements
3 1/16 in. (7.7 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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