A fine cloisonné enamel tachi koshirae (scabbard for a long sword)
Attributed to a Kyoto workshop, Meiji Period
Of shallow koshizori form, bearing a black ground and worked in silver wire on the saya, tsuka and mokko-form tsuba, decorated with dragons writhing among swirling clouds in tones of grey enamel with blue and green details, the fittings of silvered brass, chased with dragons and clouds, the tsuka surmounted by a large silvered-metal dragon head, unsigned; with a fitted wood storage box. 113.5cm (44¾in) long. (3).