A katana koshirae 17th/18th century
Lot 2
A katana koshirae 17th/18th century
£2,000 - 2,500
US$ 3,400 - 4,200
Auction Details
Lot Details
A katana koshirae
17th/18th century
The saya of black kawari-nuri lacquer with polished clouds, the iron tsuba of mokko form, pierced with a bat in silhouette beneath the inlaid silver moon, the uchigatana fittings of copper, decorated with 'creepy' things, the fuchi-gashira with frogs and snails, the kurikata engraved with a spider and the kojiri with a centipede, the menuki in the form of snakes with gilt eyes and the kogai inlaid in shakudo with cloves, unsigned.
99cm (39in) long. (2).

Footnotes

  • 黒漆変り塗鞘打刀拵 無銘 17/18世紀

    With NBTHK Hozon Tosogu certificate.
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