A shinshinto katana By Sashu Taira Masayoshi, dated 1787

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Lot 5
A shinshinto katana
By Sashu Taira Masayoshi, dated 1787

Sold for £ 17,500 (US$ 23,346) inc. premium
A shinshinto katana
By Sashu Taira Masayoshi, dated 1787
The blade of shinogi-zukuri form with chu-gissaki boshi, gunome-midare-ha of nioi with pronounced nie, distinct mokume-hada, the ha-agari-kuri-jiri nakago with one mekugi-ana, signed and dated Sashu ju Taira Masayoshi, Tenmei shichi nen hitsuji hachigatsu (the 8th month in the year of the Goat, in the 7th year of Tenmei (August 1787); in shirazaya; koshirae: the saya of mottled black lacquer, with an overall design of swirling clouds; Higo tuba of iron with a dragon, ho-o and kirin in gilt nunome; the fuchi-gashira and kojiri of plain shibuichi ishime; the gilt menuki in the form of coiled dragons and a ken.
The blade 66cm (26in) long.

Footnotes

  • 刀 銘「薩州住平正良」「天明七年未八月」 1787年 
    附 黒漆斑変り塗雲模様鞘刀拵
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A shinshinto katana By Sashu Taira Masayoshi, dated 1787
A shinshinto katana By Sashu Taira Masayoshi, dated 1787
A shinshinto katana By Sashu Taira Masayoshi, dated 1787
A shinshinto katana By Sashu Taira Masayoshi, dated 1787
A shinshinto katana By Sashu Taira Masayoshi, dated 1787
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