• Japanese Art & Design auction at Christies

    Sale 5968

    Japanese Art & Design

    4 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 384

    A BIZEN TACHI

    SIGNED BISHU OSAFUNE SUKESADA, DATED 1504

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    A BIZEN TACHI
    SIGNED BISHU OSAFUNE SUKESADA, DATED 1504
    Sugata [configuration]: slender honzukuri, iori mune, saki-zori, chu-kissaki
    Kitae [forging pattern]: tight itame, intermittent utsuri Hamon [tempering pattern]: suguha with some gunome, ashi, and nioi kuzure in the upper part of the blade
    Boshi [tip]: o-maru on ura, ko-maru on omote
    Nakago [tang]: ubu, katte sagari file marks, three mekugi-ana, ha-agari kurijiri
    Nagasa [length of blade]: 70.4cm.
    Koshirae [mounting]: in its itomaki-no-tachi koshirae, the saya aogai nashiji lacquer with paulownia mon in gold takamaki-e, matching metal fittings of silver with karakusa engraved in katakiribori, tachi tsuba with silver o-seppa


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