Carved out of copper alloy with details highlighted in gold.
50.3 x 20.2 x 45 cm
Wood, lacquer, brass, gold
Late 19th to early 20th century
Dutch antique art market
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A Japanese sword stand called katana-kake (刀掛) with room for three swords. One is placed at the top and one more can be placed on each side.
Holding two or three swords.
Swords are sold separately.
It is entirely lacquered in black and gold with scenes of hills and pine trees, symbolizing longevity. Its base is a small cabinet with three drawers, convenient for keeping sword origami, materials for maintenance, etc. The drawer handles are attached to bat-shaped plates, symbolizing luck.
The inside drawers are numbered in Western numerals, suggesting it was made in the Meiji period (1868-1912) or later.
Overall in good condition, with some chips to the lacquer here and there.
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