A Juyo Bizen daisho in mounts Attributed to Nagamitsu, Kamakura period (13th century)
Lot 1124
A Juyo Bizen daisho in mounts
Attributed to Nagamitsu, Kamakura period (13th century)
US$ 150,000 - 200,000
£92,000 - 120,000

Lot Details
A Juyo Bizen daisho in mounts Attributed to Nagamitsu, Kamakura period (13th century) A Juyo Bizen daisho in mounts Attributed to Nagamitsu, Kamakura period (13th century) A Juyo Bizen daisho in mounts Attributed to Nagamitsu, Kamakura period (13th century) A Juyo Bizen daisho in mounts Attributed to Nagamitsu, Kamakura period (13th century) A Juyo Bizen daisho in mounts Attributed to Nagamitsu, Kamakura period (13th century) A Juyo Bizen daisho in mounts Attributed to Nagamitsu, Kamakura period (13th century)
A Juyo Bizen daisho in mounts
Attributed to Nagamitsu, Kamakura period (13th century)
The katana:
Sugata (configuration): honzukuri, iorimune, chugissaki with pronounced koshizori curvature
Kitae (forging pattern): itamehada in jinie with midare utsuri
Hamon (tempering pattern): choji midare mixed with gunome near the tang and copious ashi, yo and sunagashi in a nioguchi mixed with nie
Boshi (tip): midare komi, komaru
Horimono (carving): bohi on both sides
Nakago (tang): osuriage, kurijiri with kiri file marks and two holes
Habaki (collar): two-piece gold-leaf
Nagasa (length from tip to beginning of tang): 32 7/8in (83.5cm)
Motohaba (width at start of tempered edge): 1 1/4in (3.175cm)
Sakihaba (width before tip): 13/16in (2.1cm)
In shirasaya (wood storage scabbard) with inscription and attestation by Homma Junji (Kunzan)

The wakizashi:
Sugata (configuration): honzukuri, iorimune, chigissaki, torrizori
Kitae (forging pattern): koitame hada with midare utsuri
Hamon (tempering pattern): choji midare mixed with gunome with ashi, yo, nie, nio and kinsuji
Boshi (tip): komaru and hakikake
Horimono (carving): bohi on both sides
Nakago (tang): osuriage, sakikiri with kiri file marks and one hole
Habaki (collar): two-piece, gold foil
Nagasa (length from tip to beginning of tang): 20 3/16in (51.3cm)
Motohaba (width at start of tempered edge): 1in (2.5cm)
Sakihaba (width before tip): 3/4in (1.9cm)
In shirasaya (wood storage scabbard)

Matching daisho 19th-century koshirae comprising black lacquer saya decorated with floral family crests in gold hiramakie, mounted with silver kojiri on the katana and matching fuchi-gashira deeply carved with crashing waves, signed Hirosei Toshichika, and gold menuki of three floral family crests, the tsuka wrapped in bright same and gold brown silk, the daisho tsuba oval, fine shakudo nanako plates decorated with Noh and Kyogen masks, hats and boxes in iroetakazogan, each signed Ishiguro Masatsune and kao

With certificate designating the katana as the 17th Juyo Token (Precious sword) no. 2630 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (The Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 1939.7.4.

With certificate designating the wakizashi as the 25th Juyo Token (Precious sword) no. 6070 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (The Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 1977.11.1.
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