57. Paper and Lacquer Military Baton (Sai-Hai)

A baton denoting rank, traditionally carried by Samuri military commanders,the black lacquer handle decorated with small squares in gold leaf. The etched floral mounts in Shibuichi and silver eyes. The tassel is made up from strips of Japanese wasi (mulberry paper). 

Japan, Meiji period, 12in (31cm) 

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