A Yoshindo wakizashi in rare blue-lacquer mounts Blade by Yoshihara Yoshindo (b. 1943), kojiri by workshop of Kano Natsuo(1828-1898)
Lot 1199
A Yoshindo wakizashi in rare blue-lacquer mounts Blade by Yoshihara Yoshindo (b. 1943), kojiri by the studio of Kano Natsuo(1828-1898)
US$ 40,000 - 50,000
£24,000 - 30,000
Auction Details
A Yoshindo wakizashi in rare blue-lacquer mounts Blade by Yoshihara Yoshindo (b. 1943), kojiri by the studio of Kano Natsuo(1828-1898) A Yoshindo wakizashi in rare blue-lacquer mounts Blade by Yoshihara Yoshindo (b. 1943), kojiri by the studio of Kano Natsuo(1828-1898) A Yoshindo wakizashi in rare blue-lacquer mounts Blade by Yoshihara Yoshindo (b. 1943), kojiri by the studio of Kano Natsuo(1828-1898) A Yoshindo wakizashi in rare blue-lacquer mounts Blade by Yoshihara Yoshindo (b. 1943), kojiri by the studio of Kano Natsuo(1828-1898) A Yoshindo wakizashi in rare blue-lacquer mounts Blade by Yoshihara Yoshindo (b. 1943), kojiri by the studio of Kano Natsuo(1828-1898) A Yoshindo wakizashi in rare blue-lacquer mounts Blade by Yoshihara Yoshindo (b. 1943), kojiri by the studio of Kano Natsuo(1828-1898)
Lot Details
A Yoshindo wakizashi in rare blue-lacquer mounts
Blade by Yoshihara Yoshindo (b. 1943), kojiri by the studio of Kano Natsuo(1828-1898)
Sugata (configuration): hira-zukuri, iorimune
Kitae (forging pattern): tightly pack ko-itame in ji-nie
Hamon (tempering pattern): notare mixed with gunome with ko-nie, ara-nie, sunagashi, yo, kinsuji and yaki-dashi
Boshi (tip): tsuki-age and notare-komi
Horimono (carving): bo-hi on both sides
Nakago (tang): ubu with one hole and sujikai file marks, katana-mei: []tsutomeru tsuyu shi motomeru Musashi kuni junin Yoshindo tsukuru kore (Made by Yoshindo on a day in rainy season) and dated Showa goju ninen hinotomi hachi gatsu kichijitsu (An auspicious day in the 8th month of 1977)
Habaki (collar): one-piece, gold
Nagasa (length from tip to beginning of tang): 13 1/8in (33.5cm)
In shirasaya (wood storage scabbard)

Late-19th century koshirae comprising a ribbed glossy blue-lacquer saya fitted with a shibuichi migaki-ji kojiri decorated with scattered cherry blossoms on water reflecting the full moon in shakudo taka-zogan and gold hira-zogan, bearing signature Natsuo; a russet-iron kurikata decorated with a rain dragon in gold and shakudo taka-zogan and kozuka-guchi and kogi-guchi carved as Hiten playing instruments in silver taka-bori; the saya fitted with a shakudo ishime-ji kozuka decorated with geese in flight in iroe taka-zogan, signed and dated Mizunotou moto Haruaki (early winter, 1843, Haruaki [Kono Haruaki(1787-1857)] and inscribed on the base Hogen and with kao, the blade carved with Fudo Myo-o, inscribed Jo[mu]; a shakudo nanako-ji kogai with geese in flight in iroe taka-zogan, the reverse with swallows in ke-bori, signed Funada Ikkin Yoshinaga and kao; the tsuka fitted with iron tsuchime-ji fuchi-gashira carved with a scholar on a mule and geese in flight carved in taka-bori and silver and gold taka-zogan, signed Shokasai Mitsuhiro and iroe taka-zogan menuki of Chinese warriors with halberds and an Omori-school shibuichi ishime-ji tsuba decorated with geese in a winter landscape in taka-bori and iroe taka-zogan, signed Nara Yoshishige and kao

With Tokubetsu Kicho Tosogu certificate no.429, issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (The Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 1974.6.3 (for the tsuba).
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