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    Sale 7582

    Japanese Art and Design

    14 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 215

    A KATANA IN TACHI MOUNTING

    BLADE O-SURIAGE ATTRIBUTED TO YOKOYAMA SUKENAGA, EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    A KATANA IN TACHI MOUNTING
    BLADE O-SURIAGE ATTRIBUTED TO YOKOYAMA SUKENAGA, EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)
    Sugata: [configuration]: broad hon-zukuri katana, deep curve, iori-mune, chu-kissaki
    Kitae: [forging pattern]: close ko-itame with mokume
    Hamon [tempering pattern]: large gunome choji with ashi and yo of nioi with some ko-nie
    Boshi [tip]: midare-komi with ko-maru return
    Nakago [tang]: o-suriage, kiri file marks, one double mekugi-ana part lead-filled, kiri tip
    Habaki [collar]: silver-clad copper
    Nagasa [length of blade]: 69.5cm
    Horimono [carving]: maru-dome bohi
    Koshirae [mounting]: tachi-style mounting with black ishimeji lacquered saya, the fittings of copper worked overall with a repeating pattern of stylized florets, menuki are rectangular bars with Chinese characters, tachi mokko iron tsuba


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