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An Aikuchi tanto and associated lacquer boxes
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An Aikuchi tanto and associated lacquer boxes


An Aikuchi tanto and associated lacquer boxes
Edo Period (18th - 19th Century)
Sugata [configuration]: Thick hirazukuri blade, uchizori, kissaki kareru
Kitae [forging pattern]: Itame nagare
Hamon [tempering pattern]: Suguha with variations, wide on the ura, and tighter on the omote with much midareba
Boshi [tip]: Midarekomi
Nakago [tang]: Ubu, katte agari file marks, two mekugi-ana, acute ha-agai kurijiri tip
Habaki [collar]: Single gold
Nagasa [length of blade]: 39.5cm.
Koshirae [mounting]: Fine quality gold migakiji lacquer aikuchi koshirae with roundels of various flowers in gold maki-e with aogai and gold leaf, gilt metal mekugi formed as butterfly mon, together with a black lacquer document box with gold maki-e stylized waves and roundel butterfly mon, chrysanthemums floating along the waves, and free flying butterflies, another black lacquer box with stylized waves with fans with and maki-e butterfly mon in gold and silver maki-e with gold leaf on a nashiji ground, an interior tray with inkstone and gilt copper water dropper engraved with butterflies
Boxes: 34.2cm. and 39.5cm. long
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Lot Essay

Fujishiro paper attributing the blade to school of Masahide.

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