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    Sale 2266

    Japanese and Korean Art

    17 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 84

    A Mounted Daisho

    THE KATANA O-SURIAGE UNSIGNED ATTRIBUTED TO NAOE SHIZU, NANBUKUCHO-EARLY MUROMACHI PERIOD (14TH-15TH CENTURY)
    THE WAKIZASHI SURIAGE SEKI SCHOOL, MID-MUROMACHI PERIOD (15TH-16TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A Mounted Daisho
    The Katana o-suriage unsigned attributed to Naoe Shizu, Nanbukucho-early Muromachi period (14th-15th Century)
    The wakizashi suriage Seki School, Mid-Muromachi period (15th-16th Century)
    Both blades honzukuri, iorimune, chu-kissaki, forging pattern mokume with masame, the katana tempering pattern gunome-midare, kaen style komaru boshi, o-suriage tang with two holes, 26¼in. (66.7cm.) long; the wakizashi tempering pattern gunome, komaru boshi, o-suriage tang with two holes (one plugged), 19 3/8in. (49.2cm.) long; in shirasaya
    The matching koshirae of black lacquer with aogai design, with shakudo nanakoji mokko-gata tsuba decorated with dragons among waves in takabori and taka-zogan with gilt details, shakudo nanakoji fuchi-kashira decorated with dragons in gilt taka-zogan; gilt menuki in the form of dragons, gilt nanakoji kogai for the katana with a dragon, kozuka for katana missing, shakudo nanakoji kozuka and kogai for the wakizashi with dragons, katana 38½in. (98cm.) long, wakizashi 30 3/8in. (77cm.) long (4)


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