• Japanese Art & Design auction at Christies

    Sale 5968

    Japanese Art & Design

    4 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 420

    A BISHU KATANA

    SIGNED BISHU OSAFUNE SUKESADA AND DATED 1528

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    A BISHU KATANA
    SIGNED BISHU OSAFUNE SUKESADA AND DATED 1528
    Sugata [configuration]: honzukuri katana with sakizori Kitae [forging pattern]: itame with vivid shirake utsuri
    Hamon [tempering pattern]: gunome with ashi, yo, togariba, of ko-nie, the boshi midare-komi komaru
    Nagasa [length]:61.5cm.
    Koshirae [mounting]: katana mounting with horizontally ribbed brown lacquered scabbard, fittings of horn and ivory, round iron tosho-type tsuba pierced with a single plum blossom in kage-sukashi


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    NBTHK Hozon Token no.331659, 25th February 1993

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