A ko-wakizashi in mounts inscribed Yoshitsugu; and a Shimosaka wakizashi
Lot 2091
A ko-wakizashi and a Shimosaka wakizashi in mounts The first after Awataguchi Yoshimitsu, Momoyama period (circa 1600), the second attributed to Echizen Tsugutoshi, Edo period (17th century)
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A ko-wakizashi in mounts inscribed Yoshitsugu; and a Shimosaka wakizashi
A ko-wakizashi and a Shimosaka wakizashi in mounts
The first after Awataguchi Yoshimitsu, Momoyama period (circa 1600), the second attributed to Echizen Tsugutoshi, Edo period (17th century)
The first, hira-zukuri, mitsu-mune forged in an itame hada and tempered suguha with a ko-maru boshi, the omote side carved with sue-ken and the ura with goma-bashi, the tang ubu with sujikai file marks and three holes, inscribed Yoshimitsu, one-piece shakudo habaki decorated with copper and gold inlay, in shirasaya with inscription and attribution to Yoshimitsu; 13 5/16in (33.8cm) long; the second, shobu-zukuri, iori-mune, saki-zori with an itame-hada forging pattern and a ko-notare tempered edge of nioi and a ko-maru boshi, the tang machi-okuri with o-sujikai file marks and two holes, one-piece copper habaki, 13 3/4in (35cm) long
The 19th-century koshirae comprising a black-lacquer saya decorated with inlaid shell in swirl patterns fitted with a kozuka decorated with a woman in the rain; tsuka fitted with menuki carved as immortals with peaches and iron fuchi-gashira decorated with tea kettles and gingko leaves; copper tsuba decorated with Amida yasurime

The second with Tokubetsu kicho (Especially precious sword) certificate no. 0011719 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (The Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 1980.9.20.
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