Lacquered Japanese sword stand with drawers
Dimensions

50.3 x 20.2 x 45 cm

Materials

Wood, lacquer, brass, gold

Dating

Late 19th to early 20th century

Origin

Japan

Provenance

Dutch antique art market

Price €3200, -

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Description

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. 

 

Katana kake holding two swordsKatana kake holding three swords

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.

Drawer

 

Markings

The inside drawers are numbered in Western numerals, suggesting it was made in the Meiji period (1868-1912) or later.

Numbers

 

Condition

Overall in good condition, with some chips to the lacquer here and there.

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Japanese lacquered sword stand
Japanese lacquered sword stand
Japanese lacquered sword stand
Japanese lacquered sword stand
Japanese lacquered sword stand
Japanese lacquered sword stand
Japanese lacquered sword stand
Japanese lacquered sword stand
Japanese lacquered sword stand
Japanese lacquered sword stand
Japanese lacquered sword stand
Japanese lacquered sword stand
Japanese lacquered sword stand
Japanese lacquered sword stand
Japanese lacquered sword stand
Japanese lacquered sword stand
Japanese lacquered sword stand
Japanese lacquered sword stand

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