A collection of Japanese metalwork sword fittings

A collection of sword furniture, made up mostly of `kozuka', or knife handles.

Details

Medium:
Soft metal alloys, gold & silver
Dimensions:
10 cm
Art Fund grant:
£15,500 ( Total: £70,000)
Acquired in:
1997
Vendor:
Michael Webb

Provenance

purchased by the vendor over a number of years before 1971

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

Entry details

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