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    Sale 7582

    Japanese Art and Design

    14 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 200

    A MOUNTED TANTO

    WITH KINZOGAN MEI RAI KUNITOSHI, MUROMACHI PERIOD (15TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A MOUNTED TANTO
    WITH KINZOGAN MEI RAI KUNITOSHI, MUROMACHI PERIOD (15TH CENTURY)
    A hirazukuri tanto length 26.5cm, of slight curve, a fine close itame and mokume hada with bo-utsuri, tight narrow suguha hamon of ko-nie with a komaru return, with bohi and a sanskrit character on the omote, the tang with two mekugi-ana and gold inlaid attribution Rai Kunitoshi, a double gold-clad habaki, the saya black lacquer with fine shell nashiji and red inlaid swirls, fuchi-kashira dragons in high relief with gold inlay on shakudo nanako ground, matching kojiri, kurikata of shakudo carved with dragon, kozuka a dragon among clouds in high relief with gold inlay on a shakudo nanako ground, the tsuba shakudo with dragons among waves carved with gold inlaid details


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