Mounting for a Short Sword (Wakizashi Goshirae)

Lacquer worker: Shibata Zeshin (Japanese, 1807–1891)
Fittings maker: Tsuchiya Masayoshi Yasuchika (Japanese, died 1860)
Date: 19th century; hilt collar (fuchi), dated 1849
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Wood, lacquer, copper alloy (sentoku), copper-gold alloy (shakudō), copper-silver alloy (shibuichi), iron, copper, gold, rayskin, textile or paper
Dimensions: L. 26 1/8 in. (66.4 cm)
Classification: Sword Fittings
Credit Line: Purchase, The Howard Mansfield Collection, Gift of Howard Mansfield, by exchange, 2011
Accession Number: 2011.35

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