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    Sale 2028

    Japanese & Korean Art

    18 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 304

    A Ko-Aoe Tachi

    KAMAKURA PERIOD (13TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    A Ko-Aoe Tachi
    Kamakura period (13th century)
    Sugata [configuration]: very broad hon-zukuri, iori-mune, ko-kissaki with a deep koshi-sori and pronounced fun-bari
    Kitae [forging pattern]: chirimen-hada in nie with chikei
    Hamon [tempering pattern]: suguha mixed with choji-midare of nie with ashi and yo
    Boshi [tip]: midare-komi
    Horimono [carving]: bo-hi
    Nakago [tang]: ubu with o-sujikai file marks and two holes Habaki [collar]: two-piece, gold and shakudo
    Nagasa [length from tip to beginning of tang]: 33 5/8in. (85.1cm.) In shirasaya [wood storage scabbard]
    With Tokubetsu hozon token (Sword especially worthy of preserving) certificate no. 122330 attributing this sword to the Ko-Aoe school, issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 1991.6.21


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