An Indian Kard, A Turkish Kard, A Miniature Japanese Sword, And A Japanese Kodzuka
Lot 97
An Indian Kard, A Turkish Kard, A Miniature Japanese Sword, And A Japanese Kodzuka
Sold for £375 (US$ 630) inc. premium
Lot Details
An Indian Kard, A Turkish Kard, A Miniature Japanese Sword, And A Japanese Kodzuka
All 19th Century
The first with single-edged blade damascened with silver foliage on both sides of the forte, and tapering steel hilt of circular section rising to a flat beaked pommel and decorated en suite with the forte, in its steel scabbard lined in velvet-covered wood and pierced along each side with foliage inhabited by gold-damascened birds; the second with single-edged blade with gold-damascened inscription along the back on one side, the forte with gold-damascened stars on each side, and beaked brass hilt chased with foliage along both sides, in original wood-lined brass scabbard en suite; the third with brass mounts, in its red lacquered saya; the last of copper decorated with horses and birds against a punched ground one side (worn), the blade (pitted) signed in Japanese characters on one side (4)
The first 17 cm. blade
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