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Lot 136: A wakizashi, circa 1500
24 October 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Blade hira zukuri in the style of Hocho Masamune, torii zori. On both sides ken and bonji horimono. O gunome hamon, dense masame hada, boshi o maru with middle kaeri. Kesho polish. Funa gata nakago, ubu, two mekugi ana, yasurime no longer recognisable, uninscribed. Allegedly examined by the mukansa-level polisher Utaka Matsumura and ascribed to Shimosa Yoshisuke 2nd/3rd generation. Shakudo habaki with nekogaki. Nashiji and aogai lacquer saya in gold hiramaki-e on cloud base, the mounts en suite of engraved sawari with gold inlay of peonies. Associated kozuka and kogai, the blade inscribed "Yamato No Kami Hiromichi". Nademarugata sawari tsuba, shishi crouching on a rock. Tsuka fitted with same and mounted with a pair of part-gilt shishi menuki, green silk cord wrap. Mounting from the late Edo period. Length k/m 35 cm, total length 55.5 cm.
Condition Report: II +