Description The background of this tsuba is decorated in a beaded pattern known as fish eggs ("nanako-ji"). At the bottom, a carp is depicted among aquatic plants. The carp is an auspicious sign. On the back are two tree stumps and grasses.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 東雲堂 英光; [Translation] Toundô/Terumitsu
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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