Tanto or O-Tanto, Mino Seki school late 16th/early 17th C. Naginata shaped blade 42 cm. Bag shaped ribbed saya in gold tone lacquer. Bronze dragon or demon face kuri kata with ring in mouth.
Lot 1153
A Mino-Seki tanto in mounts Momoyama period (late 16th century)
Sold for US$ 4,750 inc. premium

Lot Details
A Mino-Seki tanto in mounts Momoyama period (late 16th century)
A Mino-Seki tanto in mounts
Momoyama period (late 16th century)
Unokubi-zukuri forged in itame-hada, the tempered edge gunome-midare with tobi-yaki and a ko-maru boshi, carved with naginata-hi on both sides, ubu tang with one hole and kiri file marks; two-piece gilt-copper habaki; 16 1/2in (42cm) long

Ebi-goshirae with gold nashiji saya mounted with lacquer bag-type kojiri simulating pewter and with a shinchu ring-type kurikata carved as an oni, and shakudo hardware including koiguchi, fuchi-gashira with warriors in landscapes in iroe taka-zogan and crane menuki; circular shakudo plate tsuba carved with fans in low relief
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