A handachi koshirae Momoyama period (early 17th century)
Lot 1188
A handachi koshirae
Momoyama period (early 17th century)
US$ 2,500 - 3,500
£1,500 - 2,200

Lot Details
A handachi koshirae
Momoyama period (early 17th century)
The early mounts fitted with iron hardware, all decorated with rozuke solder droplets, the saya lacquered black ishime and decorated with red and black-lacquer leaves, the tsuka wrapped in green leather with silk core and fitted with ko-kinko shakudomenuki formed and oxen on water plantain leaves, the simple iron sukashi tachi tsuba applied with brass highlights
39in (99cm) long

Footnotes

  • Published:
    Kokusai Tosogu Kai, ed., Kokusai Tosogu Kai, 7th International Convention & Exhibiiton, exh. cat., (Tokyo: 2011), no. 7-J24, pg. 29.

    The rozuke droplets are of brass which was a difficult technique usually done in silver, an easier metal to work with.
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