Description This fuchi is designed to fit next to the koi-guchi kanagu on the scabbard and the design crosses both pieces. It is decorated with a floral scroll motif and a crest ("mon") composed of diamonds. This crest was used by multiple warrior clans. It could have indicated the owner of the set or could have been commissioned by a member of that clan as a gift. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 政近; [Translation] Masachika (kao)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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