• Arts of the Samurai  auction at Christies

    Sale 2378

    Arts of the Samurai

    23 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 41

    A Shinshinto Katana

    LATE EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY), SIGNED OITE TOBU TOYONAGA YUKIHIDE TSUKURU KORE AND DATED TENPO JUSAN'NEN HACHIGATSU HI (1842.8)

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    A Shinshinto Katana
    Late Edo period (19th century), signed Oite Tobu Toyonaga Yukihide tsukuru kore and dated Tenpo jusan'nen hachigatsu hi (1842.8)
    Sugata [configuration]: hon-zukuri, iori-mune, chu-kissaki, shallow curve
    Kitae [forging pattern]: Five itame with small bright jinie overall
    Hamon [tempering pattern]: gunome with many ashi, osuchigai
    Nakago [tang]: Ubu two holes, one of which a shinobi-ana
    Nagasa [length from tip to beginning of tang]: 83.5cm
    Horimono: Futatsujibi both sides of blade
    In shirasaya [wood storage scabbard]
    With Tokubetsu hozon (Sword especially worthy of preserving) certificate no. 101038 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (Society for the Preservation of the Japanese Art Sword), dated 1986.6.24


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