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    Sale 1978

    Japanese And Korean Art

    18 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 371

    A Takata School Katana in Mounts


    Price Realised  


    A Takata School Katana in Mounts
    Muromachi period (16th century), attributed to the Takata School
    Sugata [configuration]: shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune, torii-zori, chu-gissaki
    Kitae [forging pattern]: itame mixed with mokume of jinie
    Hamon [tempering pattern]: wide suguha of nie
    Boshi [tip]: ko-maru
    Horimono [carving]: bo-hi on both sides
    Nakago [tang]: o-suriage machi-okuri with sujikai file marks and two holes
    Nagasa [length from tip to beginning of tang]: 27 7/8in. (71cm.)
    Motohaba [width at start of tempered edge]: 1¼in. (3.1cm.)
    Sakihaba [width before tip]: 7/8in. (2.3cm.)
    Habaki [collar]: single, silver
    In shirasaya [wood storage scabbard]

    Koshirae [set of mounts]: comprising a red-lacquer ribbed saya mounted with an iron kojiri decorated with scrolling vines in gold hira-zogan, the tsuka mounted with iron fuchi-gashira decorated with wisteria heraldic crests in gold hira-zogan, the shakudo and gold menuki formed as autumn plants, the Higo-school iron sukashi tsuba carved with paulownia flowers, signed Nishigaki Kampei rokujusansai kore o saku
    With Hozon token (Sword worthy of preserving) certificate no. 307031 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 1986.10.23 (2)

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