18 March 2008
This lot is offered without a reserve
A Wakizashi in Black-Lacquer Ribbed Koshirae
Muromachi period (16th century), inscribed Bishu Osafune ju Katsumitsu
Honzukuri, iori-mune, torii-zori, chu-gissaki with itame hada and suguha hamon, tang ubu with one hole, 17¾in. (45.2cm.) long; koshirae comprising a black-lacquer ribbed saya, iron mokko tsuba with a gold rim and dragons carved in high-relief, inscribed Goto Mitsuharu and with kao, fuchi-gashira designed with insects in iroe taka-zogan, inscribed Umetada, 19th century
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
This lot is offered without reserve.No sales tax is due on the purchase price of this lot if it is picked up or delivered in the State of New York.
Professor Matthew McKelway is your guide to these exquisitely beautiful emblems of wealth and power
The art that came out of Japan as it emerged from 200 years of isolation at the end of the 19th century, illustrated with works offered in Hong Kong
The ornately carved toggles were once an integral part of Japanese fashion. Today, as expert Hollis Goodall explains, they’re the ultimate collector’s item
Looking back on a week of auctions featuring masterworks representing some of the greatest collections assembled in the United States
Explore key British artists from the 19th century to the present day, to be offered across four sales of Modern British Art and British Impressionism this November at Christie’s London.