Fuchi Kashira

Mito – Dragon in Clouds

Fuchi Kashira: Dragon in Clouds

Signature/mei: mumei

Material: solid gold / gold, shakudo

Era/jidai: late Edo

Kashira Dimension: 37.1 x 20.8 x 8.4 mm – 15g

Fuchi Dimension: 41.8 x 24.8 x 7.7 mm – 23g

Custom made box with cushion

NBTHK: Hozon (Mito)

Price:  €4000 / $4500 / ¥660000

This fuchi-kashira is attributed to the Mito school of tosogu artists. The kashira is made of solid gold and features the famous motif of a dragon in clouds.
The base plate of the fuchi is made of deep black shakudo and the outer edge is also made of solid gold. On the fuchi the dragon can be seen again flying through the clouds, but in the meantime the dragon has caught the pearl and is holding it in its claws.