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    Sale 2028

    Japanese & Korean Art

    18 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 319

    A Satsuma Wakizashi with Mounts


    Price Realised  

    A Satsuma Wakizashi with Mounts
    Edo period (17th century), signed Masafusa
    Hira-zukuri iori-mune with slight curvature, forged in ko-itame pattern with a gunome tempered edge with utsuri, nie and sunagashi, boshi Jizo on the omote side and ko-maru on the ura with long turnbacks, the omote carved with lightning designs and the ura with blossoming cherry branch, tang ubu, kiri-jiri with kiri file marks and one hole, silver two-piece habaki; 15 3/8in. (39cm.) long; in shirasaya

    19th-century aikuchi koshirae comprising a black lacquer saya mounted with a shakudo ishime-ji kozuka with plum blossoms in shishiai-bori and silver and gold hira-zogan, signed Yamashiro no kuni ju Sawamura saku, the tsuka mounted with shakudo ishimei-ji fuchi-gashira with plum blossoms in iroe taka-zogan, menuki shakudo and copper whorls and iron and gilt ring, shakudo tanto tsuba with gold rim
    With Hozon token (Sword worthy of preserving) certificate no. 375723 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 2007.2.1 (2)

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