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Wakizashi: HELM.O.286-1946

Object information

Current Location: In storage




Blade. Iron tsuba, mokko shape, embossed in silver and gilt with three flying birds. Fuchi, plain black lacquer, kashiri iron nanako. Menuki, tiger and dragon pair in shakudo gilt. Kodzuka, shakudo nanako on side with embossed staff and serpent, gilt but rubbed. Blade signed.
Black lacquer sheath with trailing lotus tendrils and flowers

Legal notes

Bequeathed by J. E. Helm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1946) by Helm, J. E.

Components of the work

Kodzuka composed of shakudo ( gilt)
Tsuba, Kashiri composed of iron
Tsuba composed of gilt silver
Fuchi composed of lacquer
Blade Height 50.2 cm
Sword In Scabbard Length 68.0 cm
Fuchi, Sheath

Identification numbers

Accession number: HELM.O.286-1946
Primary reference Number: 169488
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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