Fine Sword Handle Cap Set (Fuchi-Gashira) of Persimmons


This is a fine antique set of matching metal caps (fuchi-gashira) that are at either ends of the handle of the Japanese sword. The base metal of the set is the copper-gold alloy (shakudō) with a finely textured surface that resembles immature fish eggs (nanako). The set was likely made by an early independent goldsmith (ko-kinkō) during the Azuchi-Momoyama Period circa the late 16th and early 17th Century. The popular design is of persimmon (kaki) fruit and leaves highlighted nicely in gold. This set would be great for collecting as a fine example early goldsmith work or to adore a fine set of matched fittings (koshirae).

  • Product Information

    They are unsigned by the artist who made them. The upper cap (fuchi) measures 3.9 cm (1.6 inches) long by 2.3 cm (0.9 inches) wide. The lower cap (kashira) 3.5 cm (1.4 inches) long by 2.0 cm (0.8 inches) wide. The condition is excellent. The set comes in a wooden storage box.

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    Returns are accepted during a three-day inspection period starting upon acceptance of the item with a 10% restocking fee of the original purchase price.  Items wanting to be returned after this three-day inspection period can be purchased back at a discounted price at the discretion of the management of Rain Dragon Art and Antiques, LLC.

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