Sword Handle Cap Set (Fuchi-Gashira) of Dragon
This is a fine antique set of matching metal caps (fuchi-gashira) that are at either ends of the handle of the Japanese long sword (katana). The base metal of the set is the copper-gold alloy (shakudō) with an exceptionally fine smooth texture. The set was likely made on Hirado Island by the artist Kunishige sometime during the mid to late Edo Period circa the mid 18th and early 19th Century. The popular design of a dragon is very nicely inlayed in high relief out of the base soft metal. This set would be great for collectors as a fine example late Edo Kinko style fuchi-gashria or to adore a fine set of matching fittings (koshirae) of a Japanese sword.
The set is unsigned by the artist who made them. The upper cap (fuchi) measures 3.8 cm (1.5 inches) long by 2.2 cm (0.9 inches) wide. The lower cap (kashira) 3.5 cm (1.4 inches) long by 1.9 cm (0.8 inches) wide. The condition is excellent. The set comes in a custom wooden storage box and pillow.
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