• Arts of the Samurai  auction at Christies

    Sale 2378

    Arts of the Samurai

    23 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 43

    An Aikuchi Tanto (Dagger)

    MEIJI PERIOD (19TH CENTURY), FUCHI SIGNED IN GOLD INLAY HOMIN

    Price Realised  

    An Aikuchi Tanto (Dagger)
    Meiji period (19th century), Fuchi signed in gold inlay Homin
    The tanto with scabbard of gold muranashiji lacquer, the matching fittings of silver and shibuichi with dragon roundels applied in high relief, the kozuka and wari-kogai of silver and shakudo with dragons carved in relief and details in gold inlay, the menuki of long-tailed birds in shibuichi with gold inlay, the hilt bound with silk thread
    43.5cm


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