• Japanese Art & Design auction at Christies

    Sale 5968

    Japanese Art & Design

    4 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 431

    A SUE-SOSHU TANTO

    SIGNED MASAHIRO, MUROMACHI PERIOD (16TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    A SUE-SOSHU TANTO
    SIGNED MASAHIRO, MUROMACHI PERIOD (16TH CENTURY)
    Sugata [configuration]: hirazukuri, sharply narrowing blade, no curve
    Kitae [forging pattern]: o-itame with ji-nie and chikei
    Hamon [tempering pattern]: gunome midare, clearly-defined mune-yaki, with tobiyaki, kaen boshi
    Nagasa [length]: 24cm.
    Koshirae [mounting]: aikuchi mounting lacquered black with stylised water-fowl and stretches of water depicted in gold maki-e and aogai togidashi-e


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    NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token no.237639, 8th April 1972

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note this lot contains Ivory and will require a CITES permit if exported. Please refer to the back of the catalogue for further information.