Arms, Armour & Militaria Sale
on Wednesday 27th June 2018
On view:
Sunday 24th June: 12noon to 4pm
Monday 25th June: 10am to 7pm
Tuesday 26th June: 10am to 5pm
Lots: 51-100 of 516
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Lot 51
A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), EDO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and o-kissaki, engraved with a horimono of entwined dragons on the omote and a suken with vraja on the ura, itame-gokoro hada almost masame in parts, gunome-midare hamon in ko-nie and suriage nakago with two mekugi-ana, yoko-yasuri and traces of kinzogan mei; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 42.0 cm; Moto-haba: 3.2 cm; Saki-haba: 2.4 cm

This sword is accompanied by an NBTHK Hozon certificate No 3004282, attributing the blade to Etchu (No) Kami Masayoshi.
Estimate:  £1200 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 52
A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), SHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, itame-gokoro hada, gunome-midare hamon predominantly in nie-deki with abundant sunagaeshi throughout, wide midare-komi boshi with hakikake and kaeri and ubu nakago with single mekugi-ana, suji-chigai yasurime, ha-agari kuri-jiri and signed Kanehiro on the omote; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 43.8 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.9 cm
Estimate:  £1200 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 53
A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), LATE EDO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori and chu-kissaki, notare-midare hamon with togari, gunome and some kinsuji in a coarse nie and ubu nakago with two mekugi-ana, o-suji-chigai yasuri, kata-yamagata jiri and signed Hoki no Kuni Ju Kurayoshi Ju Hiroyoshi (Koga) on the omote; with black lacquer saya decorated with flowers, iron tsuba mumei decorated with tendrils inlaid in gilt, fuchi-kashira depicting a scene from the Genpei War and tsuka of black ito over white samé
Nagasa: 44.5 cm; Moto-haba: 31.1 cm; Saki-haba: 2.3 cm

This sword is accompanied by an NBTHK Hozon certificate No. 3007601 dated Heisei 27th year (2015).
Estimate:  £1200 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 54
A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), EARLY EDO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori and funbari, iori-mune and ko-kissaki, itame-gokoro hada, notare-midare hamon in nioi-deki with some gunome and gunome-ashi, suguha boshi with kaeri and ubu nakago with single mekugi-ana, katte-sagari yasurime, ha-agari kuri-jiri and signed Bishu Osafune Ju Tadamitsu on the omote; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 46.1 cm
Estimate:  £1000 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 55
A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), SHINSHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, choji-midare hamon possibly in imitation of ichimonji hamon in ko-nie deki with a number of tobiyaki, boshi with kaeri and ubu nakago with single mekugi-ana, yoko-yasurime, ha-agari kuri-jiri and signed Norimune on the omote and an indistinct shumei on the ura (possibly Ichimonji); with shira-saya
Nagasa: 53.2 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.9 cm

Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 56
A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), SHIN-SAKU-TO PERIOD
the blade hira-zukuri, iori-mune and o-kissaki, prominent masame hada almost becoming ayasugi in parts, ko-gunome hamon in nie with ashi, sunagaeshi and some chikei, ko-maru boshi with kaeri and ubu nakago with two mekugi-ana, kuri-jiri and signed Kiyonaga Ju Morishige Saku on the omote and dated Heisei Ni Nen X Kichi-Jitsu (1990) on the ura, in shira-saya with sayagaki; with black lacquered saya of polished finish, all iron mounts including fuchi-kashira, tsuba and ko-jiri depicting "crossed feather" mon in gold and menuki formed as floral branches
Nagasa: 33.5 cm; Moto-haba: 3.7 cm; Saki-haba: 2.7 cm
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 57
A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), SHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, itame-gokoro hada, hamon with long yakidashi in nioi-deki, boshi not visible, several kizu and ubu nakago mumei with single mekugi-ana and yoko yasurime
Nagasa: 44.2 cm; Moto-haba: 2.8 cm; Saki-haba: 2.1 cm
Estimate:  £400 - 750 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 58
A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), EARLY EDO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, itame-mokume hada, suguha hamon in ko-nie with sunagaeshi and ubu nakago mumei with single mekugi-ana, and ha-agari kuri-jiri
Nagasa: 51.8 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.4 cm

The sugata suggests this blade may be Kanbon period (1661-1673).
Estimate:  £750 - 1250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 59
A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), SHINSHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri and iori-mune, mokume-hada with some itame-gokoro, narrow suguha hamon in ko-nie, ko-maru boshi with kaeri and ubu nakago mumei with one mekugi-ana, ha-agari kuri-jiri and yoko-yasuri; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 53.8 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.7 cm

Estimate:  £750 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 60
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), KOTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori, iori-mune and extended chu-kissaki, itame-hada with some tsukare and occasional kizu, notare-midare hamon in nioi and nie with sunagaeshi, midare boshi with hakikake and kaeri, and suriage nakago with two mekugi-ana, kiri-jiri and traces of mei (Bishu Osafune); with black lacquered saya, iron maru-bori tsuba mumei decorated with leaves in gold by a running river, shakudo fuchi-kashira with floral decoration in gilt and menuki formed as cockerels in copper
Nagasa: 51.0 cm; Moto-haba: 2.8 cm; Saki-haba: 2.1 cm

Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 61
A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), SHINSHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, suguha hamon becoming notare-midare in lower parts, suguha boshi with kaeri and ubu nakago with single mekugi-ana, yoko yasurime, kuri-jiri and signed Izumi (no) Kami Minamoto Morisama Saku on the omote; with shira-saya

The blade is accompanied by an NBTHKTokubetsu Hozon certificate No. 1004346 dated Heisei 27th year (2015).
Estimate:  £750 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 62
A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), SHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, ko-mokume hada, gunome-midare hamon in ko-nie with many ashi, ko-maru boshi with kaeri and ubu nakago mumei with single mekugi-ana (some damage to blade); with shira-saya
Nagasa: 54.2 cm; Moto-haba: 2.7 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm
Estimate:  £500 - 750 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 63
A JAPANESE SWORD MOUNT (KOSHIRAE), LATE EDO PERIOD
with black lacquered wakizashi saya ribbed in an inro style, split kogai mumei in shibuichi on the omote, kozuka mumei with raised mon in shakudo on the ura, wooden floral menuki (one damaged) and wooden tsunagi
Overall length: 55.0 cm
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 64
A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), SHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, mokume-hada, notare-midare hamon, ko-midare boshi with hakikake and suriage nakago with two mekugi-ana, machi-okuri signed Yasutsugu with an Aoi-mon; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 50.7 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 65
‡ A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), EDO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, notare-midare hamon in ko-nie with wide undulations, ko-maru boshi with kaeri and ubu nakago with a single mekugi-ana and kuri-jiri and signed Yokoyama Ko (?) No Dai Fujiwara Sukesada on the omote and Bishu Osafune Junin on the ura; with black saya
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 66
A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), LATE MEIJI PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri and ko-kissaki, suguha hamon with a number of kizu (rubbed and possibly acid etched); with saya and tsuka wrapped with cherry tree bark
Nagasa: 37.7 cm; Moto-haba: 2.3 cm; Saki-haba: 1.4 cm


Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 67
A JAPANESE SWORD (TACHI), KOTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, deep tori-zori and tunbari, iori-mune and ko-kissaki, o-mokume hada with some itame and some ji-nie, gunome midare hamon becoming ko-midare in the mono-uichi area and with profuse sunagaeshi throughout, deep ko-midare boshi with small kaeri and suriage nakago with two mekugi-ana, yoko-yasuri and signed Bishu Osafune Masamitsu; with shira-saya and saya-gaki
Nagasa: 75.3 cm; Moto-haba: 3.0 cm; Saki-haba: 1.9 cm

This sword is accompanied by an NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho certificate No. 237806 dated Showa 47th year (1972) and NTHK certificate dated Heisei 27th year (2015).
Estimate:  £2500 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 68
A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), EDO PERIOD
the blade hira-zukuri and shallow saki-zori, compact itame-hada, gunome-midare hamon in ko-nie with ashi and ending with a short yakidashi and ubu nakago mumei with single mekugi-ana, kuri-jiri and yoko-yasuri; with black lacquered saya, oval tsuba mumei in shibuichi depicting a sage beside a pine tree and river with a flying crane highlighted in gold and copper, fuchi-kashira depicting figures highlighted in gold and signed with a kao and shakudo menuki depicting horses
Nagasa: 29.7 cm; Moto-haba: 2.4 cm; Saki-haba: 1.5 cm
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 69
A JAPANESE SWORD (TACHI), KOTO PERIOD
the blade koshi-zori and ko-kissaki, engraved with a bo-hi on each face, ko-mokume hada with some itame, wide bo-utsuri along the hi, hamon in nioi narrow in the kissaki and mono-uichi and suriage and machi-okuri nakago with three mekugi-ana and mei of Kageyori, in shira-saya with extensive saya-gaki confirming the sword as Bizen Kageyori; with green lacquered saya, sageo ashi decorated with kiri mon, all metal mounts of darkened silver resembling shakudo and tsuka of light brown ito over samé
Nagasa: 67.5 cm; Moto-haba: 2.5 cm; Saki-haba: 1.4 cm
Estimate:  £4000 - 5000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 70
A JAPANESE DAGGER (TANTO), PROBABLY MEIJI PERIOD
the blade hira-zukuri; with carved bone scabbard decorated with figures including a samurai in armour; together with an officer's leather-covered saya and tsuka dating from the Pacific War period
(2)

Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 71
A JAPANESE SWORD (ITO-MAKI-TACHI), SHINSHINTO PERIOD
the blade shallow tori-zori, iori-mune and o-kissaki, red lacquered bo-hi, ko-itame ji-hada, suguha hamon in ko-nie and ubu nakago with two mekugi-ana and kuri-jiri yasurime signed O-eh Kanetoshi on the omote and dated Bunkyo Ni Nen Ju Gatsu Hi (1862) and signed Tosa Shi Yokoyama Shi No Motome (No Yori) Tsukuru Komi ("This sword was made on the order of Mr Yokoyama, a retainer of the Tosa clan") on the ura; with nashiji lacquered saya (slight fading), mokko-gata tsuba mumei with ray design and two large brass seppa-dai, menuki formed as gold dragons, and green ito over white samé
Nagasa: 85.3 cm; Moto-haba: 3.7 cm; Saki-haba: 2.8 cm

Estimate:  £3000 - 4000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 72
A JAPANESE SWORD (KOTO-TACHI) IN YAMOTO-DEN (POSSIBLY TEGAI)
the blade hon-zukuri, iori-mune and ko-kissaki, bo-hi on each face, masame-hada and o-suriage nakago with three mekugi-ana and machi-okuri; with samé-saya, Shin Gunto tsuba and tsuka with sakura mon
Nagasa: 69.5 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm
Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 73
A JAPANESE SWORD (TACHI), EARLY MUROMACHI PERIOD, POSSIBLY A YAMASHIRO BLADE
the blade shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori, iori-mune and ko-kissaki, ji-hada with possible faint utsuri, narrow suguha hamon in ko-nie, narrow boshi with kaeri and o-suriage nakago mumei with four mekugi-ana (one filled); with shira saya
Nagasa: 70.3 cm; Moto-haba: 2.7 cm; Saki-haba: 1.7 cm
Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 74
A DAISHO, LATE EDO PERIOD
daito blade shinogi-zukuri, koshi-zori and extended chu-kissaki, mokume-hada, notare hamon with gunome-nioi and nakago uninspected; shoto blade tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, tight ko-mokume-hada, notare-midare hamon becoming sanbon-sugi, midare-boshi with kaeri and ubu nakago with one mekugi-ana, agari kuri-jiri, and o-sujikai yasuri; each blade with its black saya (kurikata missing) decorated with celestial figures in gilt taki-maki, mokko-gata tsuba in shakudo nanako, fuchi kashira of shakudo with immortals highlighted in gold, menuki formed as religious ornaments and tsuka of black ito over white samé
daito: Nagasa: 71.3 cm; Moto-haba: 3.2 cm; Saki-haba: 2.2 cm
shoto: Nagasa: 53 cm; Moto-haba: 3.1 cm; Saki-haba: 2.1 cm
(2)
Estimate:  £4000 - 6000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 75
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), KOTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori and iori-mune, suguha hamon (faded) and o-suriage nakago mumei with two mekugi-ana; with ornate gold lacquer saya decorated with rural scenes depicting trees, houses and blue sakura, round iron tsuba decorated in gilt with trees and sakura under moon, fuchi-kashira, split kogai, kozuka and kojiri decorated in guri-bori, menuki formed as immortals in shakudo and gold, and tsuka of black ito over white same
Nagasa: 61.3 cm; Moto-haba: 2.8 cm; Saki-haba: 1.9 cm
Estimate:  £2500 - 3500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 76
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), SHINSHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, mu-zori, iori-mune and extended chu-kissaki, choji-midare hamon in imitation of Bizen Ichimonji style (becoming gunome towards the kissaki and with some tobiyaki) and ubu nakago with two mekugi-ana and ha-agari kiri-jiri signed tachi-mei, Tojiro Hisakuni and on the ura Hagara Jirosaemon Shoin; with black lacquer saya, buke-zukuri koshirae comprising large mokko-gata tsuba with hammered finish, iron fuchi-kashira, menuki formed as a dragon and tsuka of black ito over white samé
Nagasa: 93.3 cm; Moto-haba: 3.4 cm; Saki-haba: 2.2 cm
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 77
A JAPANESE SWORD (CHISA KATANA), EDO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, koshi-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, notare-midare hamon with some gunome-choji, tobiyaki and long yakidashi, notare-boshi with kaeri; with black inro-style saya with iron kojiri and two loops for suspension, shakudo tsuba and fuchi kashira, small iron kogai with gilt nunome, and tsuka with close black leather wrapping and silver floral mon
Nagasa: 59.6 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.9 cm

Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 78
A JAPANESE SWORD (HAN'TACHI KATANA), LATE KOTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori, iori-mune and ko-kissaki, mokume-hada, suguha hamon in nie, o-suriage nakago mumei with two mekugi-ana and yoko-yasurime; with red lacquer saya, iron kojiri, rounded iron tsuba, gilt menuki formed as large cranes and tsuka of green ito over white samé
Nagasa: 69.8 cm; Moto-haba: 3.0 cm; Saki-haba: 1.9 cm
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 79
A JAPANESE DAGGER (HAMADACHI TANTO), EDO PERIOD
the blade hira-zukuri and tori-zori, tama-oi-ryu on the omote and bonji on the ura, notare-midare hamon, komaru-boshi with long kaeri and ubu nakago; with black saya of woodgrain design depicting a single dragon with details in gold, silver kojiri depicting immortals in gold highlights, tsuba with raised floral design, silver fuchi depicting elder confronting a tiger and kashira a large tiger in close detail, the first menuki depicting a crane and horse in gold and the other the head of an elder and kozuka with figure in high relief and signed (unreadable)
Nagasa: 30.2 cm; Moto-haba: 3.0 cm; Saki-haba: 2.4 cm
Estimate:  £4000 - 6000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 80
A JAPANESE DAGGER (AIKUCHI TANTO), LATE EDO PERIOD
the blade hira-zukuri, mu-zori and iori-mune, narrow suguha hamon and ubu nakago with two mekugi-ana, ha-agari kurijiri, o-sujikai yasurime and signed Kaneuji; with black lacquer saya highlighted with fish in gold, koshirae decorated with typical Omori school crashing undercut waves with gold spray over the kojiri, kurikata, koi-guchi and fuchi kashira, kozuka signed Omori and menuki formed as ducks
Nagasa: 29.0 cm; Moto-haba: 2.7 cm; Saki-haba: 2.2 cm

Estimate:  £4000 - 6000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 81
A JAPANESE DAGGER (AIKUCHI TANTO), EDO PERIOD
the blade hira-zukuri and iori-mune, ko-mokume-hada with some ji-nie, narrow suguha-hamon in nie with slight undulations, ko-maru boshi with kaeri and ubu nakago with one mekugi-ana, kuri-jiri and yoko-yasurime signed Tadayoshi on the omote; in shira saya together with full copper mounts comprising long ko-jiri, kogai decorated ensuite (kozuka missing) and wooden sunagi
Nagasa: 30.2 cm; Moto-haba: 3.0 cm; Saki-haba: 2.3 cm

This sword is accompanied by an NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho certificate (green paper), No. 322184, dated to the Showa period equivalent 21st March 1977, and indicates that the sword is by Shodai Tadayoshi.
Estimate:  £3000 - 4000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 82
A JAPANESE DAGGER (AIKUCHI TANTO), LATE EDO PERIOD
the blade hira-zukuri and iori-mune, suken horimono on the omote and a short hi on the ura, mokume-hada, narrow suguha hamon with some midare widening towards the kissaki and ubu nakago with two mekugi-ana, ha-agari kurijiri and signed Kane_?_saku; with saya, koshirae decorated with leaves and gold seeds on a shakudo-nanako ground, and together with associated kozuka
Nagasa: 29.0 cm; Moto-haba: 2.7 cm; Saki-haba: 1.9 cm
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 83
§AN IVORY DAGGER (AIKUCHI TANTO), EDO PERIOD
shobu-zukuri, iori-mune and kurikara horimono on each face; with ivory saya deeply carved with crowded scenes of figures under trees and ivory kozuka
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 84
A JAPANESE SWORD GUARD (SOTEN TSUBA), LATE EDO PERIOD
large iron maru-bori Soten tsuba depicting a Genpei war scene with crashing seas and armoured warriors in gilt and signed Goshu Hikone Ju Nomura Soten
Diameter: 9 cm

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 85
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), SHOWA PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, notare-midare hamon (further details obscured by rubbing) and ubu nakago with two mekugi-ana, kengyo jiri, midare yasuri and signed Todai XX Masamitsu Saku on the omote and dated Showa Jusan Nen Roku Gatsu (1938) on the ura; with shin-gunto mounts comprising saya with leather weather cover and round iron tsuba mumei
Nagasa: 60.8 cm; Moto-haba: 3.1 cm; Saki-haba: 2.2 cm
Estimate:  £500 - 750 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 86
A JAPANESE BONE-MOUNTED TANTO, A JAPANESE SWORD GUARD (TSUBA); AND A POCKET KNIFE, 19TH CENTURY
the first with curved single-edged blade, carved bone grip, tsuba and saya each decorated with figures in contemporary dress; the second of openwork iron retaining some brass inlay (pitted); the third with folding blade and pick and staghorn faced body; and a small Balkan dagger, of bichaq form,in its scabbard; together with a quantity of sword scabbards and elements
the first: 21.2 cm; 8 3/8 in blade
(qty)


Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 87
A JAPANESE BONE-MOUNTED SWORD (KATANA) AND SHORTSWORD (TANTO), MEIJI PERIOD
each with curved single-edged blade, with grip and saya each of bone segments and carved with a vertical arrangement of figures in traditional dress (worn, losses)
the katana: 52.8 cm; 20 3/4 in blade
(2)
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 88
TWO JAPANESE BONE-MOUNTED SWORDS (KATANA), MEIJI PERIOD
each with curved single-edged blade, carved bone hilt and saya decorated with figures in traditional costume and with brass mounts
the longer: 47.5 cm; 18 3/4 in blade
(2)
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 89
TWO JAPANESE NAVAL OFFICER'S DIRKS, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY
the first model 1883, of regulation type, with grooved blade, brass hilt, wire-bound grip, in its scabbard;the second similar, the grip carved in imitation of wire-bound fishskin, in its scabbard
the first: 22.3 cm; 8 3/4 in blade
(2)

  
Lot 90
TWO JAPANESE DAGGERS (TANTO) AND A JAPANESE KNIFE, 19TH / 20TH CENTURY
the first with slightly curved single-edged blade engraved with a bo-hi on the omote and ryu on the ura and shira-saya engraved with a short pattern of clouds; the second with straight single-edged blade and saya of bone carved with foliage and a vertical arrangement of figures in traditional dress (kashira and kojiri missing); the third with similar blade, saya with painted decoration in black and green and tsuka of white samé with gilt menuki formed as coiled dragons
the first: 17.5 cm; 6 7/8 in blade
(3)


Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 91
TWO JAPANESE DAGGERS (TANTO), POSSIBLY 19TH CENTURY
the first with slightly tapering double-edged blade of flattened diamond section, nakago mumei, brass hilt and scabbard engraved with foliage and dragons; the second with tapering double-edged blade of flattened diamond section engraved with a dragon on the omote and bo-hi on the ura, and brass scabbard, together with two miniature Japanese swords (one snapped at the hilt)
(4)
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 92
FOUR JAPANESE SWORD GUARDS (TSUBA), EDO PERIOD
the first of mokko-gata form inlaid with foliage and sakura in gilt on both sides; the second of round form with traces of gold inlay and sakura in yo-sukashi; the third of round form with low-relief leaf design over a fan in copper (rubbed); the fourth of large round shibuichi form depicting Shoki tormented by Oni, all tsuba mumei
(4)
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 93
‡ THREE JAPANESE SWORD GUARDS (TSUBAS), EDO PERIOD
the first of squared dark copper depicting an Oni in relief in shakudo and gilt highlights and with Sosho script in the background, mumei; the second of oval shape in shakudo nanako, decorated with a flowering branch highlighted in gold and shakudo in relief on the front face and with an insect in copper on the reverse, mumei; the third maru-bori decorated with a rural scene depicting a figure hammering at a table in the foreground and highlights of trees and mountains in gold
(3)

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 94
FIVE JAPANESE SWORD GUARDS (TSUBA), EDO PERIOD
the first iron sukashi tsuba; the second of mokko-gata form with hammered surface; the third of large mokko-gata form with hammered floral design; the fourth of plain round form with sakura in yo-sukashi; the fifth of round iron sukashi form with four Aoi and tendril design, all tsuba mumei
(5)
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 95
THREE JAPANESE SKEWERS (KOGAI), EDO PERIOD
the first of iron, of two pieces, decorated with a web design in soft metal (small losses); the second in copper, also of two pieces and engraved with foliage; and the third of copper, inlaid with soft metal foliage, all cased together and mumei
the first: 19.2 cm; 7 5/8 in overall


Estimate:  £200 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 96
‡ A JAPANESE SWORD GUARD (TSUBA), LATE EDO PERIOD
mokko-gata tsuba of katana size in shakudo with nanako ground, decorated on both sides with a crowded gilt floral design in high relief, mumei but probably of Mino Goto workmanship

Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 97
A JAPANESE HALBERD (NAGINATA), EDO PERIOD
the blade sugata naginata, strong saki-zori, naginata-hi on each face, ko-mokume hada, suguha hamon in nie-deki with some sunagaeshi, yaki-zume boshi and ubu nakago with single mekugi-ana and signed Bishu Shitahara Ju Hiroshige; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 39.8 cm; Moto-haba: 2.7 cm
Estimate:  £750 - 1250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 98
A JAPANESE SPEAR (NAGINATA), LATE KOTO PERIOD
the blade sugata naginata, saki-zori, a short hi on each face in red lacquer (worn), masame hada, narrow suguha hamon in nie-deki, ko-maru boshi with kaeri and nakago with suji-chigai yasurime and ha-agari kuri-jiri and signed Me Hisamitsu; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 35.2 cm; Moto-haba: 2.7 cm
Estimate:  £750 - 1250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 99
A JAPANESE SPEAR (YARI), LATE KOTO PERIOD
su-yari with suguha hamon in nioi, masame-hada and nakago mumei with two mekugi-ana; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 29.5 cm

Estimate:  £150 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 100
A JAPANESE HALBERD (NAGINATA), SHINTO PERIOD
the blade naginata sugata, strong saki-zori, naginata-hi lacquered red, mostly masame ji-hada, suguha hamon, boshi with slight kaeri at the boshi and ubu nakago mumei with two mekugi-ana; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 39.1 cm; 1.9 cm
Estimate:  £750 - 1250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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