Katana signed Suishinshi Masahide, blade 68.8 cm w/dragon horimono, ex Christies 12/17/92, Lot 114
Lot 1178
A Suishinshi katana By Suishinshi Masahide, dated 1806
US$ 15,000 - 20,000
£8,900 - 12,000
amended
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Suishinshi katana
By Suishinshi Masahide, dated 1806
Sugata (configuration): hon-zukuri, iori-mune, torii-zori, chu-gissaki
Kitae (forging pattern): very fine ko-itame in ji-nie
Hamon (tempering pattern): choji-midare with nie and yaki-dashi
Boshi (tip): ko-maru
Horimono (carving): omote: tama ni ryu; ura: bonji
Nakago (tang): ubu, iri-yamagata, with one hole and kessho file marks, signed Suishinshi Masahide and kao and dated Bunka san-nen hachi-gatsu bi (A day in the eighth month of 1806)
Habaki (collar): one-piece, copper
Nagasa (length from tip to beginning of tang): 27 1/8in (68.8cm)
Motohaba (width at start of tempered edge): 1 1/4in (3.2cm)
Sakihaba (width before tip): 7/8in (2.3cm)

Koshirae comprising a black-lacquer ishime-ji saya with hollyhock crests in gold lacquer; a tsuka mounted with gold and shakudo menuki of flowering vines and gold and shakudo fuchi-gashira carved with scenes from Tales of the Heike; iron sukashi tsuba carved with a radish

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Previously sold Christie's, New York, 17 December, 1992, lot 114.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note this sword is after Masahide.
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