A TANTO AND A KATANA, THE TANTO, SIGNED MORIMITSU, EDO PERIOD | 18TH CENTURY
A TANTO AND A KATANA, THE TANTO, SIGNED MORIMITSU, EDO PERIOD | 18TH CENTURY
A TANTO AND A KATANA, THE TANTO, SIGNED MORIMITSU, EDO PERIOD | 18TH CENTURY
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A TANTO AND A KATANA, THE TANTO, SIGNED MORIMITSU, EDO PERIOD | 18TH CENTURY

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP

A TANTO AND A KATANA, THE TANTO, SIGNED MORIMITSU, EDO PERIOD | 18TH CENTURY

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

A TANTO AND A KATANA, THE TANTO, SIGNED MORIMITSU, EDO PERIOD, 18TH CENTURY


The first:

Sugata [configuration]: Hirazukuri, mu-zori 

Kitae [forging pattern]: Not visible

Hamon [tempering pattern]: Notari-midare, details obscured

Boshi [tip]: Indistinct, possible o-maru

Nakago [tang]: Ubu with one mekugi-anaha-agari, kuri-jiri signed Morimitsu

Habaki [collar]: Copper

Koshirae [mount]: In black striped saya on a red ground, silver tsuba

Nagasa [length from kissaki to machi]: 27.2 cm., 11 in.

Saki-haba [width at the yokote]: 2 cm., 3/4 in.

Moto-haba [width at the machi]: 1.1 cm., 1/2 in.


The second:

Sugata [configuration]: Hirazukuri, iroi-mune and chu-kisakikoshi-hi

Kitae [forging pattern]: Hame-gokoro, some kizu

Hamon [tempering pattern]: Gunome-medari in nioi, occasional togari

Boshi [tip]: Ko-medari with kaire

Nakago [tang]: Ubu with one mekugi-anaha-agari, kuri-jirimumei

Habaki [collar]: Copper

Koshirae [mount]: Mounted as an aikuchi tanto in ribbed green aogai seya, tsuka with black ito

Nagasa [length from kissaki to machi]: 33.3 cm., 131/8 in.

Saki-haba [width at the yokote]: 2 cm., 3/4 in.

Moto-haba [width at the machi]: 2.9 cm., 11/8 in.

Condition Report

- The first, the koshirae is in fair condition. The blade is scratched with some old restorationand obscured.

- Kozuka lacking.


-The second, the blade is rubbed and some kizu.

- Koshirae with minor chips around the kozuka fitting.


"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.

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