A Mino tanto in mounts Muromachi period (16th century)
Lot 1177
A Mino tanto in mounts
Muromachi period (16th century)
US$ 2,500 - 3,500
£1,500 - 2,200

Lot Details
A Mino tanto in mounts
Muromachi period (16th century)
Hirazukuri, iorimune configuration forged in itame hada mixed with mokume hada and with a gunome tempered edge, komaru boshi, carved with bohi on both sides, ubu tang with osujikai file marks, one hole and illegibly signed Kane [], one-piece, gilt-copper habaki with an additional spacer, 10 1/2in (26.7cm) long, in a 19th-century koshirae comprising a lacquer saya finished to resemble wood grain, mounted with a shinchu ishime kojiri and koiguchi and a shakudo band kozukaguchi, fitted with a copper kozuka decorated with a South sea islander leading a dog with gold highlights, the tsuka wrapped in leather and fitted with copper ishimeiji fuchi-gashira decorated with camellia sprays in iroetakazogan, inscribed Bushu ju Yashuchika saku and gold, silver, copper, and shakudo menuki with scenes from the battle of Uji bridge, oval iron tanto tsuba a dragon in waves, illegibly inscribed
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