Lot 1098

A Japanese whalebone tachi, Meiji period

Antique Arms and Armour from all over the world | A89aw | Live auction | 322 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?

General Information

The auction includes 322 lots and starts on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 1001 - 1322. The pre-sale view will take place from 19 - 22 May, 25, 29 and 31 May 2021. However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll up.