Lot 4137

A Japanese whalebone tachi, Meiji period

Antique Arms and Armour from all over the world | A83aw | Live auction | 414 Lots


Blade around 1600, hira zukuri, torii zori, ambilateral bohi and three Kanji in Soshu. Over-polished hada with traces of corrosion. O-notare hamon, ko-maru boshi with middle kaeri. Blade with signs of fatigue. Nakago glued into the tsuka. Copper habaki. Very elaborate, finely cut whalebone koshirae with scenes of everyday life, the carved "mounts" decorated with scrolling karakusa and mon. Obitori, one piece of the o-seppa and one inlay of the kashira missing. Length k/m 40 cm, overall length 76 cm.

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Condition: III + Questions about the lot?

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The auction includes 416 lots and starts on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 4001 - 4416. The pre-sale viewing will take place from Oct. 18 - 21 and Oct. 28 - 31, 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET). However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Bring your favourite breathing mask! Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll update it as soon as the situation changes.