A Tanto
Lot 10
A Tanto
Sold for £3,500 (US$ 5,879) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Tanto
Unsigned, Shinto
The hira-zukuri blade chiselled and pierced with a dragon and ken horimono, two mekugi-ana, suguha hamon, itame hada, fully bound tsuka with shakudo-nanako fuchi-kashira decorated with copper and gilt crayfish, copper crayfish menuki, and oval copper tsuba with ishime rim, in its black lacquered ebi-saya with large copper kojiri in the form of a crayfish and complete with soritsuna and copper nanako kodzuka decorated with a gilt crayfish (uragawara missing)
25.8 cm. blade


  • Provenance:
    Acquired at auction in Copenhagen, 28 April 1947

    Hoffmeyer, cat. no. 324, pp. 279, 289 and 292, figs. 65 and 66
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