Object Title

Sword stand (katana kake)

Sword stand (katana kake)

Date

1600-1699

Object Number

XXVIS.145

Provenance

Purchased 1964.

Physical Description

Constructed to carry seven blades; of wood lacquered black the main panel decorated on both sides with birds on branches of cherry blossoms executed with thin layers of iridescent mother-of-pearl. The top and bottom rails are covered in diaper patterns in the same medium. Much lacquer loss and one support hook is broken off.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The width of the stand is 510 mm, the height being 530 mm. Weight: stand 2.2 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places Japan