A matchlock gun By Bizen Sukeyuki, Edo period (early 19th century)

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Lot 1240
A matchlock gun
By Bizen Sukeyuki, Edo period (early 19th century)

US$ 8,000 - 12,000
£ 6,400 - 9,600

Arts of the Samurai

27 Oct 2014, 13:00 EDT

New York

A matchlock gun
By Bizen Sukeyuki, Edo period (early 19th century)
The 17mm caliber, cylindrical iron barrel terminating in a bulbous muzzle, decorated with dragons in clouds and the Tokugawa family crest in kebori and silver hirazogan, with flattened peep line and a 'V'-shaped bar sight, the barrel signed Tetsu niju maki haru Bizen Yokoyama Sukeyuki saku; set into a wood stock lacquered black and decorated with Tokugawa family crests in gold hiramakie
42 1/2in (107.9cm) long
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A matchlock gun By Bizen Sukeyuki, Edo period (early 19th century)
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