• Japanese Art & Design auction at Christies

    Sale 5968

    Japanese Art & Design

    4 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 426

    A YOKOYAMA WAKIZASHI

    WITH CHRYSANTHEMUM CREST AND CHARACTER ICHI, EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    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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