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Japanese presentation sword scabbard will sell in New York

The Japanese presentation sword scabbard is valued at up to $100,000

A kazari-dachi presentation sword scabbard will cross the block in a sale of Japanese and Korean art at Bonhams New York on September 14.

Japanese sword scabbard
The scabbard was created for a member of the Yamanouchi clan

It's valued at $80,000-100,000.

The piece was created for a member of the powerful Yamanouchi clan in the early 17th century and features an elaborate design in gold hiramaki-e lacquer.

The family's oak leak crest is displayed in enamel.

The Yamanouchi was a branch of the Usuegi family, a samurai clan that was at the peak of its influence from the 14th to 17th century.

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Last updated: 16 August 2016