12 November 1996
For lots 469-471, please see illustration on the previous page.
A MATCHLOCK GUN (ARQUEBUS) WITH RARE LACQUERED STOCK
The barrel signed Tei nijumakicho Fuse(?)ya Masatsugu saku, yonju-ichi (forty-one) and Hyuga no kami for decoration, 17th Century
The octagonal iron barrel with garlic-shaped muzzle carved and decorated in gold and silver nunome zogan with writhing dragons among clouds, with trace of gold aoi-mon, with black lacquered wood stock with the decoration of aoi mon in gold hiramakie, brass matchlock holder, matchlock plate and spring ( silver and gold zogan rubbed, some lacquer loss)
length 43cm., breech, 3.5cm., muzzle 3.2cm.
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