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Long Sword (katana) with silver clouds and dragon (includes 51.1154.1-51.1154.4)
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Long Sword (katana) with silver clouds and dragon (includes 51.1154.1-51.1154.4)


Description Conservation Inscription Credit
Description Dull black lacquer saya with raised cloud scrolls. Large kojiri in the form of a silver dragon; Another forms kashira and coils around the tsuka. Silver koichu with two characters. Sank kurikata. Gold seppa and habaki. Silver dragon tsuba. Carved in blade a dragon and sanko, and inscription with bee.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
9/11/1964Examinationexamined for condition
Inscriptions [Signature] Tounsai Toshimasa; [Transcription] Sen Dewa goku ju Bizen (no) suke Munetsugu tsukuru kore/ Kaei yo nen hachi gatsu kichijitsu.; [Transcription] Roo Seiju; [Translation] Munetsugu, official of Bizen province, living in Dewa province, made this on a lucky day in the 8th month of Kaei 4 (1851); [Translation] Munetsugu, official of Bizen province, living in Dewa province, made this on a lucky day in the 8th month of Kaei 4 (1851)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1851 (late Edo)
Medium
Steel, black lacquer, silver and gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1154
Measurements
38 9/16 in. (98 cm) (l.) mounted katana
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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