A Seki katana and a shinshinto wakizashi in mounts The first by Miyoshi Masayuki, 20th century, the second Edo period (18th century)

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Lot 1135
A Seki katana and a shinshinto wakizashi in mounts
The first by Miyoshi Masayuki, 20th century, the second Edo period (18th century)

Sold for US$ 3,125 inc. premium

Arts of the Samurai

8 Oct 2013, 13:00 EDT

New York

A Seki katana and a shinshinto wakizashi in mounts
The first by Miyoshi Masayuki, 20th century, the second Edo period (18th century)
The first honzukuri, iorimune, chugissaki, toriizori configuration, forged in itame hada with a gunome midare tempered edge and carved on the omote with a dragon chasing a flaming jewel, the ubu tang with takanoha file marks, one hole and signed Seki ju Miyoshi Masayuki saku and with military acceptance stamp, two-piece, silver and gold leaf habaki, 26 3/16in (58.9cm) long; in a modern black lacquer saya the tsuka mounted with shakudo migakiji fuchi-gashira with plovers and shakudo rice sheath menuki

The wakizashi honzukuri, iorimune, chugissaki, toriizori configuration with an indistinct forging pattern and a choji midare tempered edge, indistinct boshi, ubu tang with kiri file marks and one hole, one-piece, silver leaf habaki, 19 7/16in (49.4cm) long; in a 19th-century koshirae comprising a black lacquer saya ribbed at the top and decorated with same lacquered black, fitted with shakudo nanako kozuka carved with cranes, the tsuka mounted with shakudo nanako fuchi-gashira decorated with rice sheaths and plum blossoms in iroetakazogan, silvered copper menuki of peonies
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