Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
Edo period Samurai Sword Scabbard Sample Collection
Please refer to our stock # MOR6995 when inquiring.
A five-tiered box of age darkened kiri-wood filled with lacquered katana-saya sword scabbard samples for an itinerant merchant to show prospective samurai coming of age or looking to upgrade. Each tier contains ten unique samples of various techniques, variations in color, inlay, texture and style. Most are austere to suit the taste of the times, yet some are more flamboyant, for the upper echelons or playboy samurai looking to impress the girls down in the Yoshiwara with his luxurious taste. Each sample is roughly 12.5 cm (5 inches) long. The box is 34 x 14 x 10 cm (13-1/2 x 5-1/2 x 4 inches) when stacked and is bound by a woven chord. Very Rare!
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