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Tsuba with Birds in a Spring Willow
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Tsuba with Birds in a Spring Willow


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A tree trunk is shown on the left side of this tsuba. One bird is in the branches at the top of the tree. A second bird is sitting on the trunk at the left. The second bird is depicted in a silhouette cut-out that also forms the opening for the utility knife. On the reverse is a stream and the moon.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 一家式; [Translation] Ikkashiki; [Signature] 壽叟法眼; [Translation] Jusô Hôgen (kao)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1846-1876 (late Edo-Meiji)
Medium
copper, gold, silver
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.364
Measurements
2 3/8 in. (6 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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