A katana koshirae The fittings by Omori Hideuji (Hidechika), late 18th century

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A katana koshirae
The fittings by Omori Hideuji (Hidechika), late 18th century

Sold for £ 9,375 (US$ 12,892) inc. premium
A katana koshirae
The fittings by Omori Hideuji (Hidechika), late 18th century
The saya of ribbed roiro lacquer; the polished shakudo tsuba carved in takabori with a dragon amid swirling clouds, signed Hidechika with kao; the fuchi-gashira of shakudo ishime, carved with breaking waves in similar style, signed Hidechika with kao; the kojiri and kurikata similarly carved.
Total length 104cm (41in).

Footnotes

  • 刀 無銘 18世紀後期 附 黒蠟色塗印籠刻鞘打刀拵

    Accompanied by a NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon certificate.

    For the maker of the fittings, of whom Hidechika was a go or art name, see Robert Haynes, The Index of Japanese Sword Fittings and Associated Artists, no. H01206. He was the second son of Omori Teruhide and worked in his father's style.

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A katana koshirae The fittings by Omori Hideuji (Hidechika), late 18th century
A katana koshirae The fittings by Omori Hideuji (Hidechika), late 18th century
A katana koshirae The fittings by Omori Hideuji (Hidechika), late 18th century
A katana koshirae The fittings by Omori Hideuji (Hidechika), late 18th century
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