10 November 2004
An Itomaki Tachi with a Tadayoshi blade
Signed Hizen kuni Tadayoshi, Edo period (Early 19th century)
Blade honzukuri, iorimune, toriizori, chu-kissaki, forging pattern konuka with jinie, tempered edge chu-suguha of nie, ko-maru boshi, tang ubu of narrow kurijiri, file marks kiri, one hole, the signature on ura, nagasa 68cm., gold nashiji itomaki tachi koshirae comprising a gold nashiji lacquer saya with kiku and kiri crests in gold hiramaki-e, tsuka covered in silk brocade wrapped in pale brown woven silk tapes forming a lozenge pattern, the metal fittings all shakudo nanako worked in relief gilding with the same crests, the tsuba similarly decorated, of typical tachi-mokko form and with a gold rim, the hanging tapes of beige leather, late 19th - early 20th Century, overall length 100cm.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Accompanied by a Hozon Token [Sword Worthy of Preserving], certificate no. 365552, issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai [Society for the Preservation of the Japanese Art Sword] on 5 August 2003.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis
Christie's Hong Kong Spring Auctions sale series brings together masterworks across Chinese works of art and paintings, Asian 20th-century and contemporary art and jewels, watches, wine and handbags
Specialist Joy McCall answers key questions for collectors of the glassmaker’s exquisite pieces. Illustrated with lots offered in the Lalique sale on 15 May