A Katana
Lot 11
A Katana
Sold for £3,750 (US$ 6,303) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Katana
Unsigned, Shinto
The blade with two mekugi-ana, large midare hamon, fully bound tsuka with copper fuchi-kashira decorated with lilies in shibuichi, shakudo and gold, gilt bar menuki decorated with Honda mon, and circular yamagane tsuba decorated with stylised flowers in shakudo, in its undulating black lacquered saya
69.3 cm. blade


  • Provenance:
    Acquired from P. Mueller in 1936

    Hoffmeyer, cat. no. 315, pp. 279, 282 and 290, fig. 65

    Other Japanese weapons bearing the same Honda mon are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
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