Objects
Katana-zutsu sword-case, late 18th – early 19th c.
Katana-zutsu sword-case, late 18th – early 19th c.
Number
МАЭ № 13-9/b
Title
Katana-zutsu sword-case
Ethnicity
Japanese
Date
late 18th – early 19th c.
Material
paulownia, lacquer, Japanese washigami paper, water color, glue
Dimensions
the bottom part: 121.0 x 23.0 x 8.0; the cover: 121.0 x 23.0 x 5.0
Annotation
This case seems to be specially made to the order of Overmeer Fisscher for placing his katanas mentioned above. The case consists of the bottom part with two cross-bars for placing swords and the cover; both are covered with black kuro-urushi lacquer at the outside, whereas at the inside it is decorated with ornamented washigami paper. The ornament is known as chiyogami - a wood-block print of various stylizes flowers (lotuses, peonies, bitter orange blossoms, etc.) on the red-brown background. A brass medallion in the form of a chrysanthemum is attached to the front side of the case.
Corpus
Ethnography of East and South-East Asia