Hirawakizashi signed Suishin Shi Masahide in mounts with Hirata tsuba and F.K. by Nakagami Mototsigu
Lot 2268
A Suishinshi hirawakizashi in mounts By Masahide, dated 1813
Sold for US$ 20,000 inc. premium

Lot Details
Hirawakizashi signed Suishin Shi Masahide in mounts with Hirata tsuba and F.K. by Nakagami Mototsigu Hirawakizashi signed Suishin Shi Masahide in mounts with Hirata tsuba and F.K. by Nakagami Mototsigu Hirawakizashi signed Suishin Shi Masahide in mounts with Hirata tsuba and F.K. by Nakagami Mototsigu
Arts of the Samurai
A Suishinshi hirawakizashi in mounts
By Masahide, dated 1813
Sugata (configuration): hirazukuri, iorimune, toriizori
Kitae (forging pattern): koitame in jinie with chikei
Hamon (tempering pattern): narrow suguha with a moist nioiguchi
Boshi (tip): komaru
Nakago (tang): ubu with one hole and kessho file marks, and signed Suishinshi Masahide and kao and dated Bunka junen nigatsu (no) hi
Habaki (collar): two-piece shakudo and gold
Nagasa (length from tip to beginning of tang): 13 3/4in (34.8cm)
Motohaba (width at start of tempered edge): 1 5/16in (3.3cm)
19th-century Koshirae comprising a black-lacquer saya with a gold-lined kurigata fitted with a shibuichi migakiji kozuka carved with a tiger in bamboo in katakiribori and gold hirazogan eyes, inscribed Soyo and kao, the tsuka mounted with shakudo nanakoji fuchi-gashira decorated with insects in grasses in iroe takazogan, signed Nakanoue Mitsutsugu and kao and with gilt-copper menuki carved as lions, the Hirata-school iron mokkogata tsuba decorated with cloisonné enamel and shakudo family crests on the web and shakudo family crests around the rim

With a kantei certificate written by Yoshimura Shiko and dated 1947.12

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Akamatsu family, by repute
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