Tanto in mounts
Lot 3109
A KEN WITH MOUNTS Edo period (18th century)
Sold for US$ 42,700 inc. premium
Auction Details
The Samurai Sale New York
22 Oct 2009 13:00 EDT

Auction 17926
Lot Details
A KEN WITH MOUNTS
Edo period (18th century)
Kenzukuri, forged in itame hada in jinie with an even kosuguha tempered edge, the omote carved with a so no kurikara and the ura with goma bashi, bonji and rendai, tang ubu with one hole, kiri file marks, and inscribed Soshu Kamakura ju Yukimitsu and a gilt-silver habaki with clouds in relief; 10 1/4in (26cm)

19th century koshirae designed as a dragon entwined around a Buddhist ken (so no kurikara), the saya wood stained dark and fitted with a kojiri and koiguchi carved with clouds in silver relief, the edges gilt, the tsuka and elaborate vajra in silver and gilt, the dragon silver carved in bold relief with gilt higllights, silver one-piece habaki
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