THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A TACHI, ATTRIBUTED TO UNJU, MUROMACHI PERIOD, 15TH CENTURY
Sugata [configuration]: Shinogi-zukuri, koshi-zori, iori-mune, o-kissaki
Kitae [forging pattern]: Itame-gokoro with some mokume-haba, a faint utsuri near the shinogi
Hamon [tempering pattern]: A narrow suguha in ko-nie with small ashi
Nakago [tang]: Possibly suriage, one mekugi-ana, yoko-yasurime, mumei
Habaki [collar]: Double clad, gold on copper
In shira-saya [plain wood scabbard]
Nagasa [length from kissaki to machi]: 69.3 cm., 273/8 in.
Saki-haba [width at the yokote]: 3.0 cm., 11/4 in.
Moto-haba [width at the machi]: 1.1 cm., 1/2 in.
- Fine condition.
"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."
Accompanied by certificate of registration as Juyo Token [Important Sword] and attributing the blade to the Unju school, certifcate no. 11199945, issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai [Society for the Preservation of the Japanese Art Sword], dated Heisei 11 (1999).