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Scabbard

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

The silhouette of the scabbard is slightly curved. The ends are rounded and tipped with silvered copper incised with a pattern of flower and leaf sprays. On each side is a gilt leaf and flower spray which is slightly raised. The handle is covered with off-white pebbling and on each side is an applied leaf motif in gilt metal. There is a purple silk braided cord ending in tassels which is tied to an oval ring on the scabbard.

Category:
LACQUERWARE
Object name:
Scabbard
Made from:
Lacquer -- metal -- silk -- wood
Made in:
JAPAN
Date made:
19th c.
Size:
W. 12 5/8 in.
overall __ __32.02 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
35.57.1
Class:
LACQUER
Signature marks:
NONE
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973