Object Title

Commander's baton (saihai)

Commander's baton (saihai)

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIM.8

Provenance

Presented in 1985 in memory of Sir James Mann M.A. D. Litt. P.P.H.A. Master of the Armouries.

Physical Description

Comprises a black lacquered stick with gilded mounts of high quality, engraved with karakusa against a nanako background and the mon of the Torii family. Attached by a leather thong is a luxurious tassel of white paper. A red tasselled cord is fastened through a hole towards the end of the shaft.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The length of the stick is 324 mm, the length of the tassel being approximately 300 mm. Weight: The weight of the saihai is 0.214 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places Japan