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A JAPANESE IVORY-MOUNTED TANTO
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A JAPANESE IVORY-MOUNTED TANTO

SHINSHINTO PERIOD

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A JAPANESE IVORY-MOUNTED TANTO
SHINSHINTO PERIOD
With slightly up-curved single-edged blade, the ivory hilt comprising disc-shaped guard carved with flower-heads and foliage on the edge, the grip carved in relief as a dragon’s head with two figures in discourse on the sides, and scabbard carved in relief with pastoral scenes and pilgrims, the chape formed as a dragon’s tail
9 5/8in. (24.5cm.) blade
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Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
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