An Iga wakizashi in mounts By Morihira, dated 1800
Lot 1150
An Iga wakizashi in mounts
By Morihira, dated 1800
Sold for US$ 8,125 inc. premium
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An Iga wakizashi in mounts By Morihira, dated 1800 An Iga wakizashi in mounts By Morihira, dated 1800 An Iga wakizashi in mounts By Morihira, dated 1800
Lot Details
An Iga wakizashi in mounts
By Morihira, dated 1800
Honzukuri, iorimune, kogissaki torizori with a thick kasane configuration forged in koitame hada with a suguha tempered edge and an indistinct boshi, ubu tang with kessho file marks with one hole, signed Kaga ju Morihira and dated Bunsei ninen nigatsu kichijitsu (1800.2), one-piece, gold leaf habaki, 20 1/4in (51.4cm) long

In 19th-century koshirae comprising a black lacquer saya with highlights of muranashiji and fitted with an elaborate silvered kojiri boldly carved with archaistic Chinese dragons among swirling clouds, the eyes picked out in gold, a shakudo and gold kozuka carved with a dragon in waves and signed Ryuyoken Tomomasa with kao, the kozukaguchi applied with a coiling dragon in gilt copper, the kurikata formed as a frog on a water plantain leaf in copper, the tsuka mounted with silvered nanako fuchi-gashira decorated with dragons in wave in iroetakazogan and large dragon menuki in gold and shakudo, a shakudo nanako tsuba decorated with a dragon in raised and sunken relief with gold highlights, illegibly signed

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    previously sold Sotheby's, London, March 1985, lot 451.
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