17 March 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 5,000
Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000
A Mounted Wakizashi
Edo Period (17th Century)
The blade hon-zukuri, iorimune, with a later carving of Fudo Myo-o on the omote, the forging pattern mokume, tempering pattern notare mixed with gunome and midare boshi, tang o-suriage with kiri end, one hole, 16 5/8in. (42.2cm.) long, in shirasaya
With a wakizashi koshirae comprising a brown lacquer saya decorated with a scene of two Nanban ships and Nanban figures on a cliff in colored takamaki-e, iron kozuka decorated with scrolling foliage in silver taka-zogan, iron fuchi-kashira carved with dragon among clouds, small shakudo tsuba, 24¾in. (63cm.) long (2)
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