• Japanese Art & Design auction at Christies

    Sale 5968

    Japanese Art & Design

    4 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 399

    AN AIKUCHI TANTO

    EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    AN AIKUCHI TANTO
    EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)
    With scabbard covered with hanabishi-pattern textile and lacquered black, kojiri of iron with arrows, kozuka of shibuichi nanako ground with a manzai dancer, the menuki of caparisoned horses in shakudo, copper, and gold, all other hilt and scabbard fittings matching of shakudo nanako ground, the blade Muromachi period (15th century)
    36.6cm. long


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