4 November 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,250
Estimate GBP 1,800 - GBP 2,000
A HOSODACHI KOSHIRAE
LATE EDO - MEIJI PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)
The fine koshirae of gold migakiji lacquer with chrysanthemum mon in mother-of-pearl inlay with foliage in gold takamaki-e, silver and gilt matching fittings of migakiji, the fuchi with raised chrysanthemum petals, the menuki of silver chrysanthemum mon, the hilt having rows of five decorative silver gilt tawara-byo on either side
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The hosodachi mounting, also sometimes called efu-dachi, originated as formal court wear. Later pieces such as this were usually made for special presentation purposes.
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