• Japanese Art & Design auction at Christies

    Sale 5968

    Japanese Art & Design

    4 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 417

    A HIZEN WAKIZASHI

    SIGNED HIZEN (NO )KUNI JU FUJIWARA TADAHIRO AND DATED KAN'EI JUNEN HACHGATSU KICHI JITSU [AN AUSPICIOUS DAY IN THE EIGHTH MONTH 1633], EDO PERIOD (17TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    A HIZEN WAKIZASHI
    SIGNED HIZEN (NO )KUNI JU FUJIWARA TADAHIRO AND DATED KAN'EI JUNEN HACHGATSU KICHI JITSU [AN AUSPICIOUS DAY IN THE EIGHTH MONTH 1633], EDO PERIOD (17th century)
    Sugata [configuration]: slender and elegant honzukuri, koshi zori curve, ko-kissaki
    Kitae [forging pattern]: fine ko-itame with ji-nie overall, some white bo-utsuri-like lines along the lower part of the blade close to the nioi-guchi
    Hamon [tempering pattern]: narrow suguha of konie, kuichigai-ba, ko-maru boshi
    Nagasa [length]: 49.1cm.
    Koshirae [mounting]: shirasaya with single gold-clad habaki


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    NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token (specifies second generation) no. 151148, 7th April 2006

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    Pre-Lot Text

    FOR LOTS 417-419 SEE ILLUSTRATIONS OVERPAGE

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