A Katana
Lot 12
A Katana
Sold for £12,500 (US$ 21,010) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Katana
Signed Norishige (Gakumei), Koto
The o-suriage blade with two mekugi-ana, midare hamon with tobiyaki, itame hada, the copper habaki chiselled and inlaid in gold, silver and shakudo on one side with an open fan and on the reverse with a pigeon, fully bound tsuka with shakudo-nanako fuchi-kashira decorated with chrysanthemum heads in gold and shibuichi, soft-metal menuki decorated en suite, and circular iron tsuba with shakudo rim chiselled with various samurai in a landscape, soft-metal details, full Soten signature and made at the age of 75, in its longitudinally ribbed black ishime lacquered saya
63.9 cm. blade


  • Provenance:
    Acquired from the Parisian dealer Aoyama in July 1954

    Hoffmeyer, cat. no. 313, pp. 279 and 290, fig. 65
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