• Japanese Art & Design auction at Christies

    Sale 5968

    Japanese Art & Design

    4 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 390

    A TANTO IN WAKIZASHI KOSHIRAE

    WITH INSCRIPTION NORISHIGE, EDO-MEIJI PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)

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    A TANTO IN WAKIZASHI KOSHIRAE
    WITH INSCRIPTION NORISHIGE, EDO-MEIJI PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)
    Hirazukuri blade with slight uchizori, carving of suken on omote, and three bonji characters on the ura, length 28.1cm, the chiisagatana mounting with scabbard lacquered black with horizontal bands, fuchigashira of shibuichi and shakudo with geese in iroe-zogan, mokko tsuba of shibuichi with birds and plants in iroe-takazogan, menuki of bird and basket of clams of shibuichi with gilt details, the kozuka of copper with gourds and vines in copper takazogan


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