12 - 13 July 2005
A Fine Aikuchi Tanto Koshirae
Edo Period (19th Century)
Comprising a black lacquered saya decorated with sparrows in gold hiramaki-e, gold fuchi-kashira, kurikata and kojiri carved in various coloured high-relief with flowers, the fuchi signed Nobuyoshi (kao), the gold menuki formed as autumn flowers and quails, gold kozuka and gold kogai carved with chrysanthemums, signed Nobuyoshi (kao), overall length 40cm.
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Accompanied by a Hozon Tosogu [Sword Fitting Worthy of Preserving] certificate no.200088, issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai [Society for the Preservation of the Japanese Art Sword] on 31 July 1984.
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