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A Set of Goto School Fittings
A Set of Goto School Fittings

MUROMACHI PERIOD (16TH CENTURY), ATTRIBUTED TO GOTO JOSHIN

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A Set of Goto School Fittings
Muromachi period (16th century), attributed to Goto Joshin
The shakudo nanakoji set of sword fittings comprising: fuchi-kashira, aikuchi-gane, uragawara, kurikata, kaeritsuno and kojiri, carved with a bridge, waterfall, rocks and waves in gilt and silvered details
Kashira 1 5/8in. (4cm.) long; fuchi 1 9/16in.) 3.9cm.) long; kojiri 1 5/8in. (4cm.) long
With a certificate of registration as Juyo tosogu (Important Sword Fitting) no. 3146, issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (Society for the Preservation of the Japanese Art Sword), dated 1969.4.24--26.
With an old list of 24 sword fittings (6)
Provenance
The Museum of Japanese Sword Fittings, Tokyo
By repute the Maeda family

Lot Essay

This set was made for an Aikuchi koshi-gatana koshirae and originally included a kozuka, kogai and menuki.
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