• Japanese & Korean Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 2296

    Japanese & Korean Art

    24 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 566

    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

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    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 idare 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

    The second hira-zukuri, iori-mune with an ayasugi forging pattern and a suguha-ko-midare tempered edge, the tang ubu with gilt-copper fittings decorated with cherry blossoms against a nanako ground, two ring supports

    The first with certificate no. 9311 issued by the Nihon Token Hozon Kai (Society for the Preservation of the Japanese Sword), 1987.10.4 (2)


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