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Court sword

Description

Court sword and scabbard, with curved blade of steel, scabbard of wood encrusted in gold with the Tokugawa crest (three hollyhock leaves), with furniture and mounts wrought in egg-roe shakudo, given to John Richard Davidson by the Japanese government: Japan, blade by Fujiwara no Yukihiro, 1661 – 1672, mount 19th century

Museum reference

A.1895.293

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Court sword, Scabbard

Production information

Japan, East Asia

Date

1661 - 1672
19th century

Materials

Steel, Wood, Lacquer, Shakudō

Associations

Recipient, donor's son: Davidson, John Richard, 1866 - 1895 (fl.)
Crest: Tokugawa

Exhibitions

  • Exploring East Asia (08 Feb 2019)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • Looking East: The Lady Ivy Wu Gallery (29 Jul 2011 - 08 Jun 2014)
    National Museum of Scotland

References

Jane Wilkinson and Nick Pearce, Harmony & Contrast: A Journey through East Asian Art (National Museums of Scotland, 1996), p.72

On display

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