A Bizen wakizashi in mounts Muromachi period (16th century)
Lot 1144
A Bizen wakizashi in mounts
Muromachi period (16th century)
Sold for US$ 3,500 inc. premium
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A Bizen wakizashi in mounts Muromachi period (16th century)
Lot Details
A Bizen wakizashi in mounts
Muromachi period (16th century)
The broad blade of honzukuri, yorimune, chugissaki, toriizori configuration with a thick kasane and forged in tight koitame of jinie, the temper pattern gunome midare, with nie, ashi, sunagashi formed as clusters of nie in horizontal bands across the valleys and yakidashi, a midarekomi boshi, the tang ubu kurijiri with kattesagari file marks, one hole and inscribed Bisshu Osafune ju Tsuketada, a two-piece silver foil habaki, 21 1/8in (53.7cm) long

19th-century koshirae comprising a lacquer saya finished to resemble gilded 'Dutch' leather, the tip applied with a russet-iron wrap decorated with scrolling vines in silver lacquer, shibuichi hardware, the tsuka mounted with Mino style shakudo nanako fuchi-gashira and menuki decorated with blossoming peonies in gold and shakudo takazogan, shakudo ishime tsuba with chrysanthemums and a brush fence in sukidashibori and gold zogan, shakudo rim
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