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    Sale 7582

    Japanese Art and Design

    14 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 239

    A HIZEN KATANA

    SIGNED HIZEN KUNI TADAYOSHI (VIII), EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)

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    A HIZEN KATANA
    SIGNED HIZEN KUNI TADAYOSHI (VIII), EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)
    Sugata [configuration]: honzukuri narrowing gently, iori-mune, deep curve, chu-kissaki
    Kitae [forging pattern]: ko-itame with ji-nie
    Hamon [tempering pattern]: chu-suguha of nie
    Boshi [tip]: komaru
    Nakago [tang]: ubu, kiri file marks, two mekugi-ana, kurijiri tip
    Habaki [collar]: single gilt copper
    Nagasa [length of blade]: 70cm
    Koshirae [mounting]: handachi koshirae, the saya of reddish brown lacquer with a raised net design, matching shibuichi fittings carved with waves, fuchi signed Akishige (probably Hisaga Akishige, pupil of Shunmei)


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    Accompanied by a certificate of registration as a Tokubetsu Hozon Token [Sword Particularly Worthy of Preservation] no.142573 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai [Society for the Preservation of the Japanese Art Sword] on 2nd October 1997.

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