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    Sale 7582

    Japanese Art and Design

    14 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 204

    A SHINSHINTO KATANA

    WITH SIGNATURE TADATSUNA HORI DOSAKU [BY TADATSUNA ALSO THE CARVING], EDO-MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    A SHINSHINTO KATANA
    WITH SIGNATURE TADATSUNA HORI DOSAKU [BY TADATSUNA ALSO THE CARVING], EDO-MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY)
    A honzukuri katana length 73.2cm, on the omote goma-bashi and a bohi, on the ura a dragon ascending above waves in a panel and a bohi in the upper part, the hamon suguha with variations and kuzure, black lacquer saya with Noh masks in gold and coloured makie, the fuchi-kashira of shakudo with Chinese immortals in high relief with gold, copper, and silver details, menuki of Chinese immortals in shakudo and gold, round iron tsuba pierced and carved with figures beneath pines


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