• Arts of the Samurai  auction at Christies

    Sale 2378

    Arts of the Samurai

    23 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 30

    AN O-SURIAGE CHIKUZEN KATANA

    NANBOKUCHO PERIOD (14TH CENTURY), UNSIGNED, ATTRIBUTED TO REIZEI (REISEN) SADAMORI

    Price Realised  

    AN O-SURIAGE CHIKUZEN KATANA
    NANBOKUCHO PERIOD (14TH CENTURY), UNSIGNED, ATTRIBUTED TO REIZEI (Reisen) SADAMORI
    Sugata [configuration]: Shinogi-zukuri, shallow even curve, chu-kissaki
    Kitae [forging pattern]: Flowing itame-hada with chikei
    Hamon [tempering pattern]: Medium suguha, tight nioi-guchi of ko-nie, uchi-noke near monouchi on the omote, some niju-ba, sunagashi and kinsuji
    Boshi [tip]: Ko-maru with slight hakikake
    Nakago [tang]: O-suriage, kiri file marks, two mekugi-ana, kiri-jiri
    Habaki [collar]: double gold clad copper
    Nagasa [length of blade]: 69.2cm
    Horimono [carving]: Kakitosu bohi grooves

    The blade accompanied by a certificate of registration as a Juyo token (Important sword) no. 6568 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (Society for the Preservation of the Japanese Art Sword), dated 1979.3.2


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR


    Literature

    Honma Kunzan [Junji], "Kanto hibisho" (Memoranda on appraised swords), Token bijutsu 299 (1981.12).