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63 A KATANA BY YOSHIMOTO WITH NBTHK

64 A KATANA IN KOSHIRAE

Japan, probably late 15th century mid-Muromachi period (13361573),

Japan, late Edo period (1615-1868)

The blade: Shinogi-zukuri with iori mune. The hamon is a finely pronounced sanbonsugi (lit. “three cedars”) and the hada is itame. The tang cannot be opened and therefore only be described according to the rubbing in the certificate – one mekugi-ana, the yasurime is kiri, the tang ti is iri-yamagata. The mei reads YOSHIMOTO. A rare master swordsmith from Bizen. NAGASA 56 cm, total LENGTH in shirasaya 79.3 cm Provenance: Hungarian private collection.; includes written expertise from the NBTHK (Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai), the Society for the Preservation of Japanese Art Swords. Condition: The blade in generally, in good condition. Two blemishes in the central section of the blade and two further minor faults on the upper edge of the blade. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

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The blade: Marumune and shinogi-zukuri, the hamon is suguha. The tang is mumei with two mekugi-ana, the yasurime is sujikai and the tang tip is kurijiri. The mounting: Circular iron tsuba with two hitsu as well as radial chrysanthemum decorations. The bronze fuchi with gilt blossom decorations in raised relief, the black lacquer kashira is smooth. The menuki is also floral, the blossom is gilt, as are the habaki and seppa. The saya with silky roironuri and a gilt mon emblem with crossed falcon feathers (takanoha). The kozuka is missing. With a silk cover. NAGASA 57 cm, total LENGTH in koshirae 77.2 cm Provenance: Hungarian private collection. Condition: The blade with several spots of minor corrosion and few blemishes. The saya in good condition with minor wear and scratchs to lacquer and the kozuka is missing. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

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