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Kodsuka: HELM.O.289-1946

Object information

Current Location: In storage




Kodzuka blade. Signature: Naminotoshi of Echu. Set in shakudo, hilt gilt and with fine engraved lines a rectangular panel reserved in gilt with nanako ground, embossed hyacinth leaves and gold inlaid seeds.
Shakudo kogai with fine lines engraved and reserved rectangular panel with shaped ends, nanako ground, embossed hyacinth leaves and gold inlaid seeds.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by J. E. Helm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th-19th century
1700 - 189

Components of the work

Kogai composed of shakudo Length 21.5 cm
Hilt composed of gilt
Inlay composed of gold
Kodzuka Height 21.5 cm

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: HELM.O.289-1946
Primary reference Number: 169491
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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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