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    Sale 11930

    AN INQUIRING MIND: AMERICAN COLLECTING OF JAPANESE AND KOREAN ART

    15 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 59

    An aikuchi tanto (dagger) in carved red-lacquer scabbard

    EDO - MEIJI PERIOD (19TH CENTURY), SCABBARD SIGNED HOKEI SAKU (MATSUKI HOKEI)

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    An aikuchi tanto (dagger) in carved red-lacquer scabbard
    Edo - Meiji period (19th century), scabbard signed Hokei saku (Matsuki Hokei)
    The tanto mounted in a finely carved red-lacquer (tsuishu) scabbard in relief with a pair of peacocks, small birds and butterflies amongst blooming cherry, peony and iris, the silver fittings carved in high relief with cherry blossoms
    11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm.) long


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