4 November 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,750
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 2,000
A YOKOYAMA WAKIZASHI
WITH CHRYSANTHEMUM CREST AND CHARACTER ICHI, EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)
Honzukuri wakizashi blade of even curve, kaku-dome bohi with soehi on both sides, the kitae very tight ko-itame, the hamon of saka gunome choji predominantly of nioi with ko-nie, the boshi ko-maru, length 44.4cm., wakizashi mounting with black scabbard, shakudo tsuba with chrysanthemum rim pierced with flying birds, kozuka of shakudo nanako with quail and millet in gilt suemon-zogan, fuchigashira with crane, cockerel, plovers, onagadori, geese, and other birds, and menuki also of various birds all in iroe-takazogan
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