• Japanese Art & Design auction at Christies

    Sale 5968

    Japanese Art & Design

    4 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 421

    A YOKOYAMA WAKIZASHI

    SIGNED BIZEN TOMONARI GOJUROKU DAI MAGO OSAFUNE (NO) JU YOKOYAMA SUKENAGA KORE (WO) KITAERU [THIS WAS MADE BY YOKOYAMA SUKENAGA RESIDENT OF OSAFUNE, THE FIFTY-SIXTH GENERATION DESCENDED FROM TOMONARI OF BIZEN], AND MIMURA KAZUNOBU (NO) MOTOMO (NI) OZURU [MADE TO THE ORDER OF MIMURA KAZUNOBU], AND DATED 1831

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    A YOKOYAMA WAKIZASHI
    SIGNED BIZEN TOMONARI GOJUROKU DAI MAGO OSAFUNE (NO) JU YOKOYAMA SUKENAGA KORE (WO) KITAERU [THIS WAS MADE BY YOKOYAMA SUKENAGA RESIDENT OF OSAFUNE, THE FIFTY-SIXTH GENERATION DESCENDED FROM TOMONARI OF BIZEN], AND MIMURA KAZUNOBU (NO) MOTOMO (NI) OZURU [MADE TO THE ORDER OF MIMURA KAZUNOBU], AND DATED 1831
    Sugata [configuration]: slender honzukuri with fumbari, koshizori curve, ko-kissaki
    Kitae [forging pattern]: ko-itame with some flowing grain
    Hamon [tempering pattern]: narrow suguha of nioi, ko-maru boshi
    Nagasa [length]: 37.2cm.
    Koshirae [mounting]: shirasaya with single gold-clad copper habaki


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