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    Sale 1978

    Japanese And Korean Art

    18 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 364

    An Uda School Katana


    Price Realised  

    An Uda School Katana
    Nanbokucho period (14th century), attributed to the Uda School
    Sugata [configuration]: shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune, torii-zori, chu-gissaki
    Kitae [forging pattern]: flowing itame mixed with mokume in ji-nie with chikei
    Hamon [tempering pattern]: suguha with gentle notare tendencies in nie with uchinoke and sunagashi
    Boshi [tip]: ko-maru with haki-kake
    Nakago [tang]: o-suriage, machi-okuri with sujikai file marks and two holes
    Nagasa [length from tip to beginning of tang]: 27½in. (69.9cm.)
    Motohaba [width at start of tempered edge]: 1¼in. (3.2cm.)
    Sakihaba [width before tip]: ¾in (2cm.)
    Habaki [collar]: single, gilt-copper
    With a Hozon Token (Sword worthy of preserving) certificate no. 310584 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 1988.4.27

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