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Sword: 0.4-1973

Object information

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Maker(s)

Maker: HIRADO JU KUNISHIGE
Maker: ICHI RYU TOMOYOSHI.

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Description

Koshirae [mounting]: THE DAISHO MOUNTINGS ARE PERFECTLY MATCHING
The scabbards mottled black and brown lacquer with dragons moulded in high relief in red lacquer, the hilts bound with silk braid, the fuchi-kashira with gold high relief inlaid dragons on patinated copper alloy, signed HIRADO JU KUNISHIGE, the menuki of gilt dragons, the round tsuba of patinated copper ishimeji ground with dragons in high relief inlay of gold, both hitsuana plugeed with gold cover, SIGNED ICHI RYU TOMOYOSHI.

Dating

Edo Period (1615-1868)#
17th Century#
17th Century, Late
1670 CE - 1690 CE

Components of the work

Hilt composed of silk ( bound with silk braid)
Menuki composed of gold ( gilt decoration)
Tsuba composed of gold ( inlay) copper ( patinated)
Fuchi-kashira composed of gold ( inlay) copper alloy
Scabbard composed of lacquer ( mottled black and brown lacquer, with red lacquer decoration)
Hitsuna composed of gold ( plugged with gold cover)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: HIRADO JU KUNISHIGE
  • Location: Fuchi-kashira
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: ICHI RYU TOMOYOSHI
  • Location: Hitsuana
  • Type: Signature

Identification numbers

Accession number: 0.4-1973
Primary reference Number: 163265
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 17 February 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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