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Lot 686: A JAPANESE CARVED IVORY HANDLED SHORT SWORD AND SC
19 October 2016
Alphen Drive, Constantia, South AfricaLive Auction
A JAPANESE CARVED IVORY HANDLED SHORT SWORD AND SCABBARD, MEIJI, 1868-1912 NOT SUITABLE FOR EXPORT
the hilt carved and pierced with a dragon’s head clasping a flaming pearl, panels enclosing monkeys and a band depicting a mythical bird and a dragon, the guard carved with a coiled dragon among clouds, the scabbard with further panels of monkeys and a dragon and applied with an ivory obitori, 50cm long; and A Chinese Carved Bone and Ivory Handled Sword and Scabbard, Late 19th Century, carved with a dragon, floral rondels, fruit and clouds 56cm long (2)