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Fuchi Remounted at a Box with Legendary Figures
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Fuchi Remounted at a Box with Legendary Figures


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This box was originally a fuchi from Japanese sword that was made into a box. The matching kashira (Walters 51.1330B) is the lid. Nine cartouches around the edge contain images of various legendary figures including the Taoist immortal Koreijin (Ch. Gu Lingren) with his white tiger and several warriors.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
Original: 18th century (?); Mounted: late 19th-early 20th century (Edo-Meiji)
Medium
gold lined with silver
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.1330A
Measurements
H: 1 x W: 1 7/16 in. (2.6 x 3.7 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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