18 March 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 7,500
Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000
A Matchlock Gun
Edo period (19th century), illegibly signed and dated Ka'ei nana kinoe-tora nen (1854) ...tatsu Sho....ju Eno Enami Kanza'emon Shigeyasu
With an octagonal barrel flaring out at the muzzle and decorated on the top with with silver and gold-inlaid family crests and a scrolling dragon among clouds, and the Chinese characters kenki, hammer inlaid with brass dots, wood ramrod; wood stock undecorated
42in. (106.8cm.) long
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