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    Sale 1978

    Japanese And Korean Art

    18 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 368

    A Bizen Tanto in Mounts

    MUROMACHI PERIOD (EARLY 16TH CENTURY), SIGNED BISHU OSAFUNE MUNEMITSU AND DATED BUNKI NINEN HACHIGATSU (NO) HI (1502.8)

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    A Bizen Tanto in Mounts
    Muromachi period (early 16th century), signed Bishu Osafune Munemitsu and dated Bunki ninen hachigatsu (no) hi (1502.8)
    Hira-zukuri, iori-mune forged in an itame pattern of ji-nie with a gunome-midare tempered edge in nie, tang ubu with two holes; silver two-piece habaki; in shirasaya; 6 1/8in. (15.7cm.) long

    19th-century koshirae comprising a black-lacquer saya with a gilt-metal band and cord ring, the ray-skin tsuka mounted with gilt and shakudo crane menuki
    With Hozon token certificate no. 309010 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 1987.9.30 (2)


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