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Lot 279: An o tanto, circa 1570
24 October 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Blade hira zukuri, mu zori. Ken and dragon horimono in openwork. Sugu ha hamon, masame hada with some ayasugi, boshi ko maru with deep kaeri. 4 mm of the kissaki broken off and corrected. Remnants of kesho polish, slight scratches in places, small rust spots at the edge. Nakago ubu, two mekugi ana, kiri yasurime, inscribed "Yoshisuke" (Yos 1665, 15 P.). Copper habaki with nekogaki and traces of gold plating. Mounting from the late Edo period. Fuchi kashira of nigurome, on the fuchi an oni mask, on the kashira a severed monster hand. Tsuka fitted with same and mounted with part gilt dragon menuki, black silk cord wrap. Shakudo tsuba pierced in namban style, with gilt dragon. Shakudo kozuka with shishi, part gilt. Wooden saya carved with dragons and clouds, on it shakudo mounts with cloud engraving. Kurigata, gilt in target design. Length k/m 29.3 cm, total length 49 cm.
Condition Report: II - III