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Kashira and fuchi

Kashira and fuchi

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Tsu, Shumpo (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    copper-gold alloy (<i>shakudo</i>) with gold and copper

  • Museum number:

    M.51:2-1957

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The fuchi-kashira are the pommel and collar for a sword-hilt. This pair are made of the copper-gold alloy shakudo with incrustation of copper and gold. They are decorated with images of crabs and water weeds by a stream.

Physical description

Pommel (kashira) and collar (fuchi) for a sword-hilt, copper-gold alloy (shakudo) with gold and copper depicting crabs and water weeds by a stream, signed Tsu Shumpo

Place of Origin

Japan (made)

Date

ca. 1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Tsu, Shumpo (maker)

Materials and Techniques

copper-gold alloy (shakudo) with gold and copper

Marks and inscriptions

signed Tsu Shumpo

Dimensions

Length: 3.81 cm, Width: 2.22 cm

Descriptive line

Pommel (kashira) and collar (fuchi) for a sword-hilt, copper-gold alloy (shakudo) with gold and copper depicting crabs and water weeds by a stream, signed Tsu Shumpo, Japan, ca. 1800

Materials

Copper; Gold

Subjects depicted

Crabs; Stream; Water weed

Categories

Arms & Armour

Collection

East Asia Collection

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