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Lot 278: A wakizashi, circa 1800
24 October 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Blade shinogi zukuri, chu kissaki, torii zori. Choji midare, togari choji hamon with ashi. Matsu kawa hada, jizo kaen boshi with short kaeri. Occasionally minor areas of pitting. Old kesho polish. Nakago with two mekugi ana, sujikai yasurime, uninscribed. Gilt copper habaki. Mounting from the late Edo period. Lacquer saya with a surface imitating the bark of a cherry tree and decorated in red and black lacquer over gold ground, horn fittings. Mokkogata iron tsuba, carved in low relief with a Chinese riverscape. Kojiri, fuchi and kashira of iron with inome and remnants of brass nunome. Tsuka fitted with same and black silk cord wrap. Part-gilt nigurome menuki, duck on a meadow. Corroded iron kozuka with brass phoenix application. Length k/m 44.5 cm. Total length 65 cm.
Condition Report: II