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    Sale 7622

    Japanese Art and Design

    11 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 237

    A FINE FORMAL DAISHO

    DAITO: UNSIGNED, MUROMACHI PERIOD (16TH CENTURY)
    SHOTO: SIGNED NAGAKATSU, EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    A FINE FORMAL DAISHO
    DAITO: UNSIGNED, Muromachi Period (16TH CENTURY)
    SHOTO: SIGNED NAGAKATSU, Edo Period (19TH CENTURY)

    THE DAITO
    Sugata [configuration]: Hon-zukuri, iori-mune, deep curve with fumbari, ko-kissaki
    Kitae [forging pattern]: Itame nagare
    Hamon [tempering pattern]: Ko-notare of ko-nie
    Boshi [tip]: Kaen
    Nakago [tang]: Ubu, two mekugi-ana, higaki file marks, ha-agari kuri-jiri
    Habaki [collar]: Single silver-clad copper
    Nagasa [length of blade]: 54cm

    THE SHOTO

    Sugata [configuration]: Shobu-zukuri, iori-mune, no curve
    Kitae [forging pattern]: Tight ko-itame
    Hamon [tempering pattern]: Gunome of ko-nie with some niju-ba
    Boshi [tip]: Broadening yakitsume
    Nakago [tang]: Ubu, two mekugi-ana, osujikai file marks, ha-agari kurijiri
    Habaki [collar]: Single silver-clad copper
    Nagasa [length of blade]: 16.3cm
    Koshirae [mounting]: The daito in a katana mounting, the saya black lacquered with paulownia in gold makie, the kashira horn, the fuchi copper alloy nanakoji with shakudo five-gourd and bellflower and paulownia mon in suemon zogan, the menuki sets of three gold or gilt paulownia mon, the mokko tsuba of shakudo ushimeji with the five-gourd and bellflower mon and pawlonia mon. The shoto in a tanto mounting, the saya matching the daito, the fuchi-kashira as the daito, menuki of shakudo and gold paulownia mon, the small oval tsuba shakudo with a silver fukurin. Both swords bound with green braid in formal daimyo.


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    Provenance

    Sir Frank Bowden