8 November 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,250
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
A small Goto School tonkotsu, signed Taneyoshi, first half of the 19th Century
engraved overall with a wave pattern, applied with a swimming dragon in shakudo and gold, signed with kao -- 1 5/8in. (4.2cm.)
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The artist is Sano Taneyoshi and is recorded in Haynes, Robert 'The Index of Japanese Sword Fittings' and in Wrangham, Edward 'The Index of Inro artists'.
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