14 May 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 2,875
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
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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