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    Sale 7622

    Japanese Art and Design

    11 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 247

    A SHINTO WAKIZASHI

    SIGNED KUNIHISA, EDO PERIOD (17TH-18TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    A SHINTO WAKIZASHI
    SIGNED KUNIHISA, Edo period (17th-18th century)
    Sugata: [configuration]: Hon-zukuri, iori-mune, shallow curve, chu-kissaki
    Kitae: [forging pattern]: Tight and bright ko-itame
    Hamon [tempering pattern]: Broad undulating suguha of ko-nie
    Boshi [tip]: Ko-maru
    Nakago [tang]: Suriage, katte-sagari file marks, two mekugi-ana, shallow kurijiri
    Habaki [collar]: Single gold-clad copper simulating a double habaki
    Nagasa [length of blade]: 45cm
    Koshirae [mounting]: Wakizashi mounting with black-lacquered saya, the fuchi-kashira of shibuichi with mounted warriors at the battle of Ujigawa in iroe taka-zogan, the menuki of mounted warriors in copper, gold, and shakudo, the round shibuichi migakiji tsuba with mounted warrior and another kneeling engraved in iroe taka-zogan, one of the hitsuana plugged with shakudo, with signature Eiju, shibuichi and copper kozuka with a warrior testing the river depth in iroe taka-zogan


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