18 September 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 3,500
Estimate USD 2,500 - USD 3,500
A Mino Tanto with Mounts
Muromachi period (16th century), signed Kanenori
Hira-zukuri, iori-mune with slight curvature and ko-itame forging pattern, the tempered edge gunome-midare and ko-maru boshi, bo-hi carved on both sides, ubu tang with two holes, copper one-piece habaki; 12¼in. (31.1cm.) long
19th-century koshirae comprising a black-lacquer saya with alternating bands of ribs, and ginpun on roiro-nuri, brass ishime-ji mounts decorated with taka-no-ha heraldic crests, wari-kogai, kozuka and fuchi-gashira decorated to match, gilt-copper taka-no-ha circular menuki
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