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Object Name Scabbard
Object Number 1879.6.35
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.
People Hayes, R. T.
Alferes, Gerald
Search Terms Japan
R. T. Hayes