• Japanese & Korean Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 2296

    Japanese & Korean Art

    24 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 563

    A Gassan tanto

    SHOWA PERIOD (1934), SIGNED AND DATED GASSAN SADAKATSU KINSAKU AND WITH KAO, SHOWA KYUNEN SANGATSU KICHIJITSU (AN AUSPICIOUS DAY IN MARCH 1934) AND TAME ISHIMURA SHIGERU SHI

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    A Gassan tanto
    Showa period (1934), signed and dated Gassan Sadakatsu Kinsaku and with kao, Showa kyunen sangatsu kichijitsu (an auspicious day in March 1934) and Tame Ishimura Shigeru shi
    Sugata [configuration]: Hirazukuri, iori-mune, no curvature, even kissaki
    Kitae [forging pattern]: Ayasugi hada
    Hamon [tempering pattern]: Suguha of nie
    Boshi [tip]: Ko-maru
    Nakago [tang]: Ubu, one mekugi-ana, osujigai and kesho file marks, gentle ha-agari kurijiri
    Habaki [collar]: Silver
    Nagasa [length of blade]: 20cm
    Koshirae [mounting]: Aikuchi tanto mounting, the scabbard lacquered black with gold nashiji, fine aogai, togidashi makie, the sokanagu of the twelve animals of the zodiac in iroe takabori suemon zogan on a shibuichi migakiji ground, wild boar on the scabbard, dragon among clouds on the kashira, tiger and snake on the fuchi, menuki of hare and dog with flowers, hen on the kozuka, monkey on the kogai, sheep on the kurikata, horse and ox on the kojiri, signed on the fuchi, Kazunari, 1930, age 81 years, by Sekiguchi Kazunari

    Mounting accompanied by a certificate of registration as a Hozon tosogu (Sword fittings worthy of preservation) no. 458641 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (Society for the Preservation of the Japanese Art Sword), 2009.6.26 (2)


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