A fine and rare fruitwood chato (tea-ceremony sword) By Naito Toyomasa (1773-1856) and Naito Toyoyasu (1810-1883), Tanba, dated circa 1840

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Lot 82*
A fine and rare fruitwood chato (tea-ceremony sword)
By Naito Toyomasa (1773-1856) and Naito Toyoyasu (1810-1883), Tanba, dated circa 1840

Sold for £ 27,500 (US$ 33,324) inc. premium
A fine and rare fruitwood chato (tea-ceremony sword)
By Naito Toyomasa (1773-1856) and Naito Toyoyasu (1810-1883), Tanba, dated circa 1840
Of slightly curved form, the entire length of the sword carved to simulate swirling water from which various parts of a dragon's body appear at intervals, its head showing on the tsuka, its foreleg on the reverse and tail on another side, the imitation fuchi carved in relief with assorted shells among waves, signed Toyomasa roku-ju-hassai (at the age of 68) and Toyoyasu san-ju-sai (at the age of 30); with wood storage box. 45.5cm (19½in) long. (2).

Footnotes

  • 龍彫茶刀 内藤豊昌、内藤豊容作 1840年頃

    A very rare collaboration between Naito Toyomasa and his son Toyoyasu, otherwise known as Hidari (left handed) Toyomasa and given the name Toyoyo by his family. This chato is apparently previously unrecorded and has been authenticated by descendants of the Naito family.

    A chato is a decorative sword used during the tea ceremony.
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A fine and rare fruitwood chato (tea-ceremony sword) By Naito Toyomasa (1773-1856) and Naito Toyoyasu (1810-1883), Tanba, dated circa 1840
A fine and rare fruitwood chato (tea-ceremony sword) By Naito Toyomasa (1773-1856) and Naito Toyoyasu (1810-1883), Tanba, dated circa 1840
A fine and rare fruitwood chato (tea-ceremony sword) By Naito Toyomasa (1773-1856) and Naito Toyoyasu (1810-1883), Tanba, dated circa 1840
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