A BIZEN FUKUOKA ICHIMONJI TACHI Late 13th century

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Lot 2257
A BIZEN FUKUOKA ICHIMONJI TACHI
Late 13th century

US$ 40,000 - 50,000
£ 29,000 - 36,000

Fine Japanese Works of Art

25 Mar 2010, 13:00 EDT

New York

A BIZEN FUKUOKA ICHIMONJI TACHI
Late 13th century
Sugata (configuration): honzukuri, iorimune, chugissaki with a wide body and deep koshizori
Kitae (forging pattern): itame hada mixed with nashiji in jinie with midare utsuri tastu
Hamon (tempering pattern): notare mixed with gunome komidare with kochoji, konie, ashi and kinsuji
Boshi (tip): sugu mixed with komidare
Nakago (tang): ubu, sakikuri with indistinct file marks and one hole, signed Ichi on the omote
Habaki (collar): two-piece, gold
Nagasa (length from tip to beginning of tang): 31 1/4in (79.4cm)
Motohaba (width at start of tempered edge): 1 3/16in (3.1cm)
Sakihaba (width before tip): 3/4in (1.9cm)

In shirasaya [wood storage scabbard] inscribed and signed by Sato Kanzan.

With a certificate designating this sword as the 35th Juyo Token no.8461, issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (The society for the preservation of the Japan art sword), dated 1951.7.27
A BIZEN FUKUOKA ICHIMONJI TACHI Late 13th century
A BIZEN FUKUOKA ICHIMONJI TACHI Late 13th century
A BIZEN FUKUOKA ICHIMONJI TACHI Late 13th century
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