• Arts of the Samurai  auction at Christies

    Sale 2378

    Arts of the Samurai

    23 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 44

    An Aikuchi Tanto (Dagger)

    MEIJI PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)

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    An Aikuchi Tanto (Dagger)
    Meiji period (19th century)
    The tanto with pigmented wood scabbard carved in semblance of flowing water, the matching metal fittings of shibuichi with fish, crab, squid, lobster and water plants roundly carved in high relief with details in shakudo and gold inlay, the hilt bound with baleen
    37.3cm


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