|Collection||Rutherford B. Hayes|
|Description||wood scabbard painted with a gold speckled paint; brass end caps; brass filigree forms 4 metal bands along length of scabbard; the first two filigreed bands have a solid brass back and two projections for holding a strap; the other two bands are filigreed on both sides; there are ten jade-like stones used for ornamentation on both sides; there are also 6 brass decorative "buttons" on both sides; between the bands are 9 bird figures made of mother-of-pearl along the length|
|Dimensions||W-1.575 L-29.921 inches|
|Material||wood; metal; mother-of-pearl|
|Provenance||this scabbard, which belongs to sword 1879.6.34, is part of a collection given to (and later purchased by) President Hayes in 1879 by a distant cousin, R. T. Hayes, of Los Angeles. This cousin was seeking an appointment to serve in some capacity in Japan.|
Hayes, R. T.
R. T. Hayes