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    Sale 2028

    Japanese & Korean Art

    18 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 306

    A Bizen Katana in Mounts

    NANBOKUCHO PERIOD (14TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    A Bizen Katana in Mounts
    Nanbokucho period (14th century)
    Sugata [configuration]: hon-zukuri, iori-mune, extended kissaki, torii-zori
    Kitae [forging pattern]: running itame of ji-nie
    Hamon [tempering pattern]: suguha-notare with nie, ashi, yo and sunagashi with some ara-nie
    Boshi [tip]: suguha
    Horimono [carving]: bo-hi ni soe-hi running down into the tang
    Nakago [tang]: o-suriage, machi-okuri, kiri-jiri later kiri file marks with three holes
    Habaki [collar]: two-piece, gold
    Nagasa [length from tip to beginning of tang]: 26 5/8in.(67.7cm.)
    In shirasaya [plain wood storage scabbard]

    Koshirae [set of mounts]: comprising a black-lacquer saya fitted with a shakudo ishime-ji kozuka with herons in reeds in iroe taka-zogan and a shakudo nanako-ji kogai with a dragon on a Buddhist ken in gold and shakudo taka-zogan, the handle gold cat-scratch pattern; tsuka mounted with shakudo nanako-ji fuchi-gashira with coiling dragons and paulownia leaves, shakudo and gold dragon and ken menuki; shakudo nanako-ji plate tsuba with gold dragons on the rim, 19th century
    With Tokubetsu kicho token (Sword especially worthy of preserving) certificate no. 81526 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword) dated 1964.2.23 (2)


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