29 March 2005
A Set of Goto School Fittings
Muromachi period (16th century), attributed to Goto Joshin
The shakudo nanakoji set of sword fittings comprising: fuchi-kashira, aikuchi-gane, uragawara, kurikata, kaeritsuno and kojiri, carved with a bridge, waterfall, rocks and waves in gilt and silvered details
Kashira 1 5/8in. (4cm.) long; fuchi 1 9/16in.) 3.9cm.) long; kojiri 1 5/8in. (4cm.) long
With a certificate of registration as Juyo tosogu (Important Sword Fitting) no. 3146, issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (Society for the Preservation of the Japanese Art Sword), dated 1969.4.24--26.
With an old list of 24 sword fittings (6)
The Museum of Japanese Sword Fittings, Tokyo
By repute the Maeda family
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