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Mino Fuchigashira

Mino school fuchigashira (縁頭) with floral motif including arabesque vines or karakusa (唐草), cloves or chōji (丁子), and chrysanthemums or kiku (菊).  The base metal is shakudō (赤銅), while the edges and centers of the flowers are gilded with gold.  The shitodome (鵐目) of the kashira are also gold gilded.  The carving is well executed in characteristic Mino school fashion, with deep, vertical walls, and slightly textured plate.  This style of carving is named Mino-bori (美濃彫).

This fuchi-kashira set matched with the tsuba illustrated here, would be a nice combination for mounting on a koshirae.

Measurements: Fuchi: 3.8cm x 2.2cm x 1.3cm   Kashira: 3.4cm x 1.9cm x 0.8cm

Edo Period (江戸時代), 17th century



Mino Fuchi Composite_1300px 

Mino Kashira Composite_1300px 


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