A koto tachi in mounts Attributed to Rai Kuniyuki, Kamakura period (1185-1333), circa 1240

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Lot 408
A koto tachi in mounts
Attributed to Rai Kuniyuki, Kamakura period (1185-1333), circa 1240

Sold for US$ 35,000 inc. premium

Arts of the Samurai

30 Oct 2017, 14:00 EDT

New York

Property of various owners
A koto tachi in mounts
Attributed to Rai Kuniyuki, Kamakura period (1185-1333), circa 1240
Sugata (configuration): honzukuri, iorimune, chu-gissaki, koshizori
Kitae (forging pattern): ko-itame hada with vivid jinie and chikei, yubashiri and midare utsuri
Hamon (tempering pattern): ko-midare mixed with ko-choji in nie with ashi, saka-ashi, nijuba, tobiyaki and muneyaki
Boshi (tip):ko-maru
Horimono (carving): bohi ni tsurehi on both sides
Nakago (tang): o-suriage with kiri file marks and four holes
Habaki (collar): one-piece, silver with 16-petal chrysanthemum Imperial crest in gold takazogan
Nagasa (length from tip to beginning of tang): 27 3/16in (69cm)
Motohaba (width at start of tempered edge): 1 1/16in (2.7cm)
Sakihaba (width before tip): 11/16in (1.75cm)
The 17th-century koshirae comprising a saya decorated in fine shagreen covered in reddish brown lacquer and polished to expose the nodules, the iron kojiri carved with a dragon among crashing waves, the shakudo koiguchi carved with geometric designs, the tsuka fitted with shakudo migaki-ji fuchi-gashira decorated with 16-petal chrysanthemums in silver takazogan, and gold and shakudo 16-petal chrysanthemum-menuki, the iron Kyo-sukashi tsuba carved with a cherry blossom
With Hozon token (Sword worthy of preservation) certificate no. 3007459 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated February 5, 2015 attributing this sword to Rai Kuniyuki
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A koto tachi in mounts Attributed to Rai Kuniyuki, Kamakura period (1185-1333), circa 1240
A koto tachi in mounts Attributed to Rai Kuniyuki, Kamakura period (1185-1333), circa 1240
A koto tachi in mounts Attributed to Rai Kuniyuki, Kamakura period (1185-1333), circa 1240
A koto tachi in mounts Attributed to Rai Kuniyuki, Kamakura period (1185-1333), circa 1240
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