A SHIN-SHINTO KATANA, EDO PERIOD, 18TH CENTURY
A SHIN-SHINTO KATANA, EDO PERIOD, 18TH CENTURY
A SHIN-SHINTO KATANA, EDO PERIOD, 18TH CENTURY
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A SHIN-SHINTO KATANA, EDO PERIOD, 18TH CENTURY

Estimate: 3,000 - 4,000 GBP

A SHIN-SHINTO KATANA, EDO PERIOD, 18TH CENTURY

Estimate: 3,000 - 4,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

A SHIN-SHINTO KATANA, EDO PERIOD, 18TH CENTURY


Sugata [configuration]: Shinogi-zukuri and tori-zori with iroi-mune and chu-kissaki

Kitae [forging pattern]: Ko-itame-hada with some masame

Hamon [tempering pattern]: Ko-gunome-midare becoming wider in the monouichi area, some togari, ashi throughout

Boshi [tip]: Komi-midare with yakizume

Nakago [tang]: Ubu nakago, kuri-jiri, mumei

Habaki [collar]: Gold

Koshirae [mount]: In black lacquered saya with aogai, the tsuka has black ito over black same and the fuchi-kashira are plain iron, copper menuki of mythological figures, round iron tsuba depicting mountain scene

Nagasa [length from kissaki to machi]: 69.4 cm., 273/8 in. 

Saki-haba [width at the yokote]: 3.0 cm., 11/8 in.

Moto-haba [width at the machi]: 2.3 cm., 1 in.

Condition Report

- There is some minor scratching to the blade.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Fine Japanese Art
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