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    Sale 1978

    Japanese And Korean Art

    18 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 367

    A Bizen Katana in Mounts

    MUROMACHI PERIOD (15TH CENTURY), SIGNED TSUNEIE

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    A Bizen Katana in Mounts
    Muromachi period (15th century), signed Tsuneie
    Sugata [configuration]: shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune, chu-gissaki, torii-zori
    Kitae [forging pattern]: itame of tightly packed ji-nie
    Hamon [tempering pattern]: gunome choji-midare in nie and nioi with ko-ashi and tobi-yaki
    Boshi [tip]: midare-komi
    Horimono [carving]: bo-hi on both sides
    Nakago [tang]: ubu with three holes and katte-sagari file marks
    Habaki [collar]: double, gold
    Nagasa [length from tip to beginning of tang]: 24½in. (62.2cm.) Motohaba [width at start of tempered edge]: 1¼in. (3.2cm.)
    Sakihaba [width before tip]: 7/8in. (2.2cm.)
    In shirasaya [wood storage scabbard]

    Koshirae [set of mounts]: handachi-goshirae comprising a black-lacquer saya with silvered-copper ishime-ji hardware; tsuka mounted with silvered-copper ishime-ji fuchi-gashira and copper, gold and shakudo menuki carved as courtiers on horseback, 19th century
    With Tokubetsu hozon token (Sword especially worthy of preserving) certificate no. 100737 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 1985.2.26

    With certificate no. 7305 issued by the Nihon Token Hozon Kai (Society for the Preservation of the Japanese Sword), dated 1984.5.12 (2)


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