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Fuchi and kashira

Fuchi and kashira

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1700-1850 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    iron with gold, silver and copper

  • Museum number:

    M.155:1-1924

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This pommel, known as a kashira, and collar, known as a fuchi, for a sword-hilt are both made of iron and contain strong modelling. Each has been covered with gold, silver and copper incrustation depicting two lions and bamboo. In Japan decoration such as this is called iroe, which translates as 'coloured picture', referring to designs in various coloured metals.

Physical description

Pommel (kashira) and collar (fuchi) for a sword-hilt, iron with gold, silver and copper depicting two lions and bamboo

Place of Origin

Japan (made)

Date

ca. 1700-1850 (made)

Materials and Techniques

iron with gold, silver and copper

Descriptive line

Pommel (kashira) and collar (fuchi) for a sword-hilt, iron with gold, silver and copper depicting two lions and bamboo, Japan, ca.1700-1850

Materials

Iron; Gold; Silver; Copper

Subjects depicted

Bamboo; Lions

Categories

Arms & Armour

Collection

East Asia Collection

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