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    Sale 1978

    Japanese And Korean Art

    18 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 328

    A Wakizashi in Red-Lacquer Koshirae


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    A Wakizashi in Red-Lacquer Koshirae
    Edo period (17th-18th century)
    Hon-zukuri, iori-mune, torii-zori, chu-gissaki, with indistinct hada, hamon probably re-tempered, tang ubu with one hole, 17 7/8in. (45.5cm.) long; koshirae comprising a red-lacquer "bamboo" saya, Yanagawa-school shakudo nanako-ji kozuka with a Chinese lion in gold taka-zogan with shakudo eyes, inscribed Yanagawa Naomasa, blade illegibly signed, mokko shakudo sukashi tsuba carved with lightning patterns, Hamano-school shibuichi migaki-ji fuchi-kashira with phoenixes in gold taka-zogan, signed Hamano Naoyuki and kao, tsuka wrapped in baleen and lacquered gold with gold menuki carved as phoenixes, 19th century

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the baleen is lacquered black, not gold as is stated in the catalogue.