Sword Mountings for Daisho

Sword Mountings for Daisho
With scabbards covered with black-lacquered shagreen and polished out pattern resembling plum blossoms
Edo period, 19th century
Owned by Ii Naoaki (1794-1850), 12th lord of the Hikone domain
Gift of Ii Family

These mountings, exquisitely decorated with bold patterns highlighted with vivid green stones, were designed for a set of katana sword and wakizashi sword. The tsuba sword guard is decorated with marine motifs, including an octopus and crescent moon against the sea.

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