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    Sale 1978

    Japanese And Korean Art

    18 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 352

    A Yamashiro Ken Blade in Mounts


    Price Realised  


    A Yamashiro Ken Blade in Mounts
    Edo period (17th century), signed Omi (no) kami (Hisamichi)
    Sugata [configuration]: ken-zukuri
    Kitae [forging pattern]: fine ko-itame of jinie
    Hamon [tempering pattern]: suguha of nie with utsuri and sunagashi
    Nakago [tang]: suriage two holes
    Habaki [collar]: silvered copper
    Nagasa [length from tip to beginning of tang]: 7 3/8in. (8.6cm.)
    In shirasaya [wood storage scabbard]

    19th-century koshirae [set of mounts]: ribbed wood saya with the surface finished to enhance the natural grain of the wood and decorated with two applied gold birds flying above rocks and a stream rendered in gold and silver hiramaki-e and takamaki-e, the kojiri, koiguchi, kurigata and fuchi-gashira all silver and carved with crashing waves, the silver kozuka also carved with waves, tsuka wrapped in baleen and fitted with gold coiling dragon menuki (2)

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