• Japanese Art & Design auction at Christies

    Sale 5968

    Japanese Art & Design

    4 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 382

    A HOSODACHI KOSHIRAE

    LATE EDO - MEIJI PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)

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    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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