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    Sale 1978

    Japanese And Korean Art

    18 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 370

    An Iyo Tanto in Mounts and a Gassan School Tanto in Naval Mounts

    MUROMACHI PERIOD (16TH CENTURY), THE FIRST SIGNED KUNIYOSHI, THE SECOND SIGNED GASSAN

    Price Realised  

    An Iyo Tanto in Mounts and a Gassan School Tanto in Naval Mounts
    Muromachi period (16th century), the first signed Kuniyoshi, the second signed Gassan
    The first, hira-zukuri, iori-mune with an itame forging pattern mixed with masame of ji-nie, the tempered edge gunome midare of nie and nioi, tang ubu with katte-sagari file marks and one hole, gold one-piece habaki, in a shirasaya, 11in. (17.9cm.) long

    19th-century aikuchi koshirae comprising a saya and tsuka decorated with gold-lacquer family crests and scrolling vines and flowers against an aogai ground

    The second hira-zukuri, iori-mune with an ayasugi forging pattern and a suguha-ko-midare tempered edge, the tang ubu with two holes, silvered-copper habaki, Naval koshirae with gilt-copper fittings decorated with cherry blossoms against a nanako ground, two ring supports
    First with certificate no. 9322 issued by the Nihon Token Hozon Kai (Society for the Preservation of the Japanese Sword), dated 1987.10.4

    Second with certificate no. 10797 issued by the Nihon Token Hozon Kai (Society for the Preservation of the Japanese Sword), dated 1989.10.15 (4)


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