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    Sale 7622

    Japanese Art and Design

    11 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 231

    TWO GOLD-LAQUERED MOUNTED HOSODACHI

    BLADES MUROMACHI PERIOD (16TH CENTURY)
    MOUNTINGS EDO PERIOD (18TH -19TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    TWO GOLD-LAQUERED MOUNTED HOSODACHI
    BLADES MUROMACHI PERIOD (16TH CENTURY)
    MOUNTINGS EDO PERIOD (18th -19TH CENTURY)

    The first signed Kaneyoshi, length 59.2cm, slender with sakizori curve, itame-hada with a broad hamon of ko-notare with ko-gunome and some choji, in gold nashiji mounting with triple tomoe mon in takamakie, gilt metal fittings with scrolling and tomoe mon, menuki of triple tomoe mon in roundels; the second signed Naga (?) saku, length 51.6cm, of sakizori curve with ko-itame close to muji-hada, and suguha-cho hamon of nie, the gold nashiji hosodachi mounting with gilt ishimeji metal fittings with triple tomoe mon, and also with triple tomoe mon menuki
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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN