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    Sale 1978

    Japanese And Korean Art

    18 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 375

    A Yamato Wakizashi

    NANBOKUCHO PERIOD (14TH CENTURY), WITH GOLD INLAID ATTRIBUTION YOSHIHIRO (SENJUIN YOSHIHIRO) AND TADANOBU (HON'AMI TADANOBU) AND KAO

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    A Yamato Wakizashi
    Nanbokucho period (14th century), with gold inlaid attribution Yoshihiro (Senjuin Yoshihiro) and Tadanobu (Hon'ami Tadanobu) and kao
    Sugata [configuration]: shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune, chu-gissaki, torii-zori
    Kitae [forging pattern]: fine ko-itame
    Hamon [tempering pattern]: narrow suguha of nie
    Boshi [tip]: ko-maru
    Horimono [carving]: futatsu-bi on both sides
    Nakago [tang]: o-suriage with later kiri file marks and two holes
    Nagasa [length from tip to beginning of tang]: 18½in. ( 47cm.)
    Motohaba [width at start of tempered edge]: 1 1/8in. (2.8cm.)
    Sakihaba [width before tip]: ¾in. (1.9cm.)
    Habaki [collar]: single, gold carved with Shimazu family crest against a "stone" surface
    In shirasaya [wood storage scabbard] with inscription and signed by Tanobe Michihiro
    With Tokubetsu hozon token (Sword especially worthy of preserving) certificate no. 147933 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 2003.1.16


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