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    Sale 7582

    Japanese Art and Design

    14 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 216

    A MOUNTED KATANA

    WITH INSCRIPTION IZUMO DAIJO FUJIWARA YOSHITAKE, EDO PERIOD (17TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    A MOUNTED KATANA
    WITH INSCRIPTION IZUMO DAIJO FUJIWARA YOSHITAKE, EDO PERIOD (17TH CENTURY)
    Sugata: [configuration]: honzukuri, iori-mune, shallow curve, extended kissaki
    Kitae: [forging pattern]: ko-itame with mokume
    Hamon [tempering pattern]: ko-notare with gunome of nie, with some ashi and yo with a straight yakidashi
    Boshi [tip]: kaen
    Nakago [tang]: file marks indistinct, two mekugi-ana, kiri tip Habaki [collar]: single copper
    Nagasa [length of blade]: 71.9cm
    Koshirae [mounting]: saya with irregular curved lines of red and black ishimeji lacquer, fuchi-kashira of shakudo with pavilions among pine trees in high relief with golf details, the fuchi signed Nara saku, menuki of crabs and leaves in shakudo with gilt details, the mokko iron tsuba with flying bird, bamboo shoot, and grasses in high relief inlay of shakudo and gold, and swirling water on the reverse


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