11 November 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 7,500
Estimate GBP 3,500 - GBP 4,000
A COLLECTION OF FIFTEEN SPEARS AND ARROWHEADS
EDO PERIOD (17TH - 19TH CENTURY)
Mounted in shirasaya [plain wood scabbards], the signatures documented, including a single-edged fukuro-yari signed Yamashiro (no) kami Kunishige, 8.4cm. long; a triangular-blade fukuro-yari with a red-lacquered groove, signed Nobukuni, 12.0cm. long; a small yari with a red-lacquered mounting, 3.8cm. long; a fukuro-yari of triangular section in a black-lacquered saya with a carved bonji, 3cm. long; a broad leaf-shaped arrowhead pierced with a stylized motif, signed Kitamura Iesada, 6.5cm. long; a leaf-shaped arrowhead with large piercing, signed Tadayoshi, 4.3cm. long; a leaf-shaped arrowhead pierced with flames and a floral mon, signed Kuniyasu, 16.8cm. long; a leaf-shaped arrowhead pierced with stylized wisteria, 7.8cm. long; a leaf-shaped arrowhead pierced with the characters 'museki', signed Sukemune, 8.5cm. long; an elongated leaf-shaped arrowhead pierced with a gorin-no-to [five tiered tower-shaped grave-stone], 12.4cm. long; a leaf-shaped arrowhead with pierced floral mon, signed Kuroda, 6.5cm. long; a triangular section yari with grooves on each side inscribed Toyonaga Yukihide saku, 6.8cm. long; a broad leaf-shaped arrowhead pierced with a cherry-blossom mon, 5.7cm. long; a waisted arrowhead a pierced i-no-me [heart-shaped 'boar's eye] designs signed Shigetsugu, 4.5cm. long; and a leaf-shaped arrowhead pierced with eccentric shapes, signed Echizen Korai, 9.5cm. long; in a five-tiered paulownia box (15)
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