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    Sale 5967

    Japanese Art & Design

    13 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 117

    AN OSAKA KATANA

    SIGNED OSAKA (NO) JU GASSAN SADAKATSU KINSAKU [RESPECTFULLY MADE BY GASSAN SADAKAZU IN OSAKA] AND DATED KOKI NISEN ROPPYAKUNEN (1940) TAME MAEKAWA MAEKAWA TOMIO SHI SHUGO [COMMISSIONED FOR THE PROTECTION OF MR MAEKAWA TOMIO]

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    AN OSAKA KATANA
    SIGNED OSAKA (NO) JU GASSAN SADAKATSU KINSAKU [RESPECTFULLY MADE BY GASSAN SADAKAZU IN OSAKA] AND DATED KOKI NISEN ROPPYAKUNEN (1940) TAME MAEKAWA MAEKAWA TOMIO SHI SHUGO [COMMISSIONED FOR THE PROTECTION OF MR MAEKAWA TOMIO]
    A deeply curved shinogi-zukuri katana with narrow mitsumune, bohi grooves, ko-kissaki, koitame and vivid masame throught the blade, irregular gunome hamon with togariba, long kinsuji and associated chikei, in shirasaya with saygaki repeating the inscription on the tang
    67.8cm. long


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    Accompanied by a certificate of registration as a Tokubetsu Kicho Token [Particularly Valuable Sword] no. 380309 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai [Society for the Preservation of the Japanese Art Sword] issued on 8th December 1979.

    Sadakatsu (1869-1943), was the son of Gassan Sadakazu, who had been appointed as a Teishitsu Gigei-In [Imperial Artist] by the Meiji government in 1906. He kept the family tradition of ayasugi hada, but like his father, excelled in the Bizen style, and worked sometimes in Soshu style. He was commissioned by the Imperial Household agency to make swords for presentation to senior military officers.

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