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    Sale 7553

    The Bob Moore Collection of Japanese Art and Design

    5 - 7 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 195

    A SHINSHINTO KATANA

    WITH SIGNATURE MURAMASA, LATE EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    A SHINSHINTO KATANA
    WITH SIGNATURE MURAMASA, LATE EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)
    Sugata [configuration]: honzukuri, shallow curve o-kissaki mitsu-mune
    Kitae [forging pattern]: hada fine itame with much tight hitatsura
    Hamon [tempering pattern]: large gonome with tobiyaki and hitatsura
    Boshi [tip]: large midare-komi type
    Nakago [tang]: four mekugi-ana, two overlapping, file marks are kiri type
    Nagasa [length]: 76.3cm.
    In Shirasaya [plain wood scabbard]: Inscribed 'Ise Kuni Muramasa' [Muramasa of Ise Province] and 'nagasa nishaku gosun sanbu' [length 2 shaku 5 sun 3 bu]


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