Arms, Armour & Militaria Sale on
Wednesday 28th June 2017
On view:
Sunday 25th June - 12 noon to 4pm
Monday 26th June - 10am to 7pm
Tuesday 27th June - 10am - 5pm
Lots: 1-50 of 700
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Lot 1
A JAPANESE LACQUERED SWORD CASE (KATANA ZUTSU), EDO PERIOD
of characteristic form, the outside lacquered green, painted with a gold mon and fitted with a brass buckle (buckle partly detached, small losses)
115.0 cm; 45 1/4 in overall

Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 2
A JAPANESE LACQUERED SWORD CASE (KATANA ZUTSU), EDO PERIOD
of characteristic form, similar to the preceding but smaller, the outside lacquered green, painted with a gold mon and fitted with a brass buckle (small losses)
94.0 cm; 37 in overall

Estimate:  £500 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 3
A JAPANESE STAND FOR A DAISHO (KATANE KAKE), MEIJI PERIOD
decorated with a gilt dragon surrounded by swirling clouds and tongues of fire
45.0 cm; 17 3/4 in wide

Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 4
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), LATE EDO PERIOD
with slightly curved single-edged blade formed with a long slender fuller along the back-edge on each face and straight hamon, tang signed 'Hizen no kuni Hashimoto Shinzaemon Tadayoshi' and pierced with two mekugi-ana, in shira saya
76.8 cm; 30 1/4 in blade
Estimate:  £1200 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 5
‡ A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA)
with curved single-edged blade with straight hamon, formed with two grooves with differing characters on each face and inset with red pigmenting pierced with a single mekugi-ana and signed 'Hizen kuni Tadayoshi', in shira saya
71.2 cm; 28 in blade

Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 6
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA)
with curved single-edged blade (tip reshaped), plain tang pierced with two mekugi-ana, iron tsuba decorated with kura enriched with gold (small losses), fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip with katana and yari menuki, the fuchi and kashira decorated with gilt flowers, in a wooden saya with kozuka
60.4 cm; 23 3/4 in blade
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 7
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA)
with curved single-edged blade with straight hamon (one small area ground), plain tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, iron tsuba inlaid with soft metal designs including a stylised mountain, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip with brass menuki, fuchi and kashira, in a lacquered saya
62.7 cm; 24 3/4 in blade

Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 8
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA)
with curved single-edged blade with wavy hamon, plain tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, iron tsuba decorated with foliage, the menuki, fuchi and kashira all decorated with gilt flowers, fruit and foliage, in its lacquered saya with iron kojiri
76.0 cm; 30 in blade

Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 9
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA)
for a Daimy˘, with slightly curved single-edged blade with fine wavy hamon, suriage tang signed 'Kanesada' and pierced with two mekugi-ana, pierced iron tsuba formed as an expanded four-petalled flower, silk-bound sharkskin-covered grip with shakudo menuki decorated with traditional motifs involving fans enriched with gold, shakudo fuchi and kashira each decorated with gilt dragons, in red lacquered saya with signed kozuko and k˘gai, each decorated en suite with the menuki
70.3 cm; 27 3/4 in blade


Estimate:  £3500 - 4500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 10
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), EARLY 20TH CENTURY
with slightly curved single-edged blade with straight hamon, tang signed '...Kuni ju Kiyokane saku', dated Showa 10 (1935) and pierced with a single mekugi-ana, iron tsuba inlaid with gold flowers fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip with traditional mounts, in a black lacquered saya, the upper portion decorated with a banded design
64.0 cm; 25 1/4 in blade
Estimate:  £1200 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 11
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA)
with curved single-edged blade with straight hamon (small areas of pitting), chiselled over the back-edge on each side with a scaly serpent, tang pierced with three mekugi-ana, signed 'Tanba no kami Yoshimichi' and dated Empo 5 (1677), signed copper tsuba decorated in imitation of bark with a serpent passing through and around it, the latter finely chiselled with scales and with gilt eyes, wooden grip carved with a further serpent encircling and rising up to the top, in its wooden saya carved with a serpent coiled over its length, enriched with polychrome shell and its forked tongue formed as a pair of kogai
69.7 cm; 27 3/8 in blade

Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 12
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA)
with curved single-edged blade formed with a pair of grooves of differing length on each face, plain tang pierced with two mekugi-ana (the top chipped), iron tsuba (pitted), decorated with flowers and foliage in copper, fabric-bound fishskin-covered grip with gilt mounts, soft metal decorated menuki involving demons, in its lacquered saya
65.5 cm; 25 3/4 in blade

Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 13
TWO JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA) BLADES 20TH CENTURY
the first for a military sword, with slightly curved single-edged blade with straight hamon, tang signed 'Kinsaku [humbly made] Takayama to, Tosho [swordsmith] Hattori Masahiro' with two mekugi-ana; the second later, unsharpened
the first: 61.7 cm; 24 3/8 in blade
(2)

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 14
‡ A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA)
with curved single-edged blade with uneven hamon, plain tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, iron tsuba chiselled with flowers and foliage (previously inset with soft metal), fabric-bound grip with brass menuki, in wooden saya (worn)
70.7 cm; 27 7/8 in blade
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 15
‡ A JAPANESE W.W.II SWORD (KATANA)
with curved single-edged blade with uneven hamon, tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana and signed 'Mino ju Shigehiro', regulation hilt and mounts, in associated saya
67.2 cm; 26 1/2 in blade
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 16
A JAPANESE W.W.II OFFICER'S SWORD (KATANA)
with curved single-edged blade with straight hamon, tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, signed 'Kanesumi' and dated Showa 18 (1943), regulation hilt, mounts and saya
66.0 cm; 26 in blade

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 17
A JAPANESE SHORTSWORD (WAKIZASHI)
probably for a merchant, with slightly curved single-edged blade with straight hamon, plain tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, signed shibuichi tsuba (adapted to fit) decorated with a tiger and bamboo foliage, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip with gilt menuki formed as dragons, and shakudo fuchi and kashira each decorated with dragons enriched with gold, in lacquered saya with large shibuichi kojiri, the greater part of the saya's surface decorated with a banded design, with kozuko the grip decorated with waves enriched with silver pellets on copper
48.0 cm; 18 7/8 in blade

Estimate:  £1300 - 1600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 18
A JAPANESE SHORTSWORD (WAKIZASHI)
with slightly curved single-edged blade formed with a flat back-edge, plain tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, with small iron tsuba, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip with gilt menuki formed as exotic birds, and iron fuchi and kashira each decorated in gold and silver with scrolls and exotic birds, in lacquered saya
40.2 cm; 15 3/4 in blade

Estimate:  £700 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 19
A JAPANESE SHORT SWORD (WAKIZASHI)
with curved single-edged blade with wavy hamon, plain tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, iron tsuba decorated with a donkey and a figure in traditonal costume, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip with gilt flowerhead menuki, fuchi and kashira, in its lacquered saya with kozuka decorated with a tiger eating a bamboo branch
53.5 cm; 21 1/8 in blade

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 20
A JAPANESE WAKIZASHI
with slightly curved single-edged blade formed with straight hamon, tang signed Morishige, in shira saya, together with signed tsuba decorated with openwork foliage highlighted with gold scrolls (losses), grip, and fishskin-covered saya
54.8 cm; 21 5/8 in blade
(4)
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 21
A JAPANESE SHORTSWORD (WAKIZASHI)
with slightly curved single-edged blade with wavy hamon, tang signed 'Yasutsugu saku' and pierced with two mekugi-ana, with iron tsuba decorated with a sage following a dragon in flight within a landscape enriched with soft metal, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip with shakudo menuki, fuchi and kashira, in lacquered saya
38.0 cm; 15 in blade
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 22
A JAPANESE SHORT SWORD (WAKIZASHI)
with curved single-edged blade, tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana and signed (worn), carved wooden grip and saya, decorated with three coiled scaly dragons enriched with mother-of-pearl and horn
50.8 cm; 20 in blade

Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 23
TWO JAPANESE MOUNTS FOR A WAKIZASHI, EDO PERIOD
comprising fuchi and kashira each decorated in iro-e on a shakud˘ nanako ground with dragons
3.7 cm; 1 3/8 in fuchi, at its widest
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 24
A JAPANESE DAGGER (AIKUCHI TANTO)
with single-edged robust blade with straight hamon, formed with a short groove along the back-edge on each face, tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana and signed 'Yamato no kami Minamoto Shinsai', in shira saya, with its lacquered hilt and saya with iron mounts inlaid with gold scrollwork and complete with its kozuko, with certificate no. 3001945
22.5 cm; 8 7/8 in blade
(2)


Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 25
A JAPANESE ARMOUR PIERCING DAGGER (YOROIDOSHI TANTO)
with robust blade, tang signed 'Sanbun...' 'Munechika' and pierced with a single mekugi-ana, black lacquered grip, in its matching scabbard decorated with two gilt mon on one side and a single mon on the other
16.2 cm; 6 3/8 in blade

Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 26
~A JAPANESE SHORT SWORD (TANTO)
with curved single-edged blade formed with a reinforced point (areas of pitting), tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana and signed (worn), carved wooden grip and saya, decorated with a squid and a prawn respectively, enamelled cloisonÚe tsuba decorated with clouds and flowerheads on a blue ground, the saya with carved ivory kurigata formed as a rabbit, and with kozuka and kogai each with copper grip
36.5 cm; 14 3/8 in blade
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 27
A JAPANESE DAGGER (TANTO)
with single-edged blade with wavy hamon, tang pierced with three mekugi-ana and signed 'Mihara ju' (shortened), small oval horn tsuba, copper-mounted fabric-bound grip, in its red lacquered saya with kozuka
26.0 cm; 10 1/4 in blade
Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 28
A JAPANESE DAGGER (TANTO)
with single-edged blade with a straight hamon, and a low-triangular section back-edge, plain tang pierced with two mekugi-ana, replaced wooden tsuba, copper-mounted sharkskin-covered grip, in its copper-mounted lacquered saya with kozuka
28.4 cm; 11 1/4 in blade

Estimate:  £450 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 29
A JAPANESE BONE-MOUNTED DAGGER (TANTO)
with slightly curved single-edged blade, bone hilt carved with a serpent mask in the round (tsuba loose), in its saya signed 'Koun', decorated en suite and with a vertical arrangement of figures in traditional garb
18.7 cm; 7 3/8 in blade

Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 30
A JAPANESE LONG SPEAR (OMI-YARI)
with long blade of triangular section, formed with a long slender fuller on the innermost face and with fine slightly wavy hamon on each edge, moulded at the base, long plain plain tang pierced with two mekugi-ana, expertly polished, in shira saya
61.0 cm; 24 in blade

Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 31
A JAPANESE SPEAR (NAGINATA)
with curved blade formed with wavy hamon and a short groove along the back-edge on each face at the base, tang pierced with two mekugi-ana and signed 'Higo no kuni Kuni', in shira saya, with certificate 3002402
46.5 cm; 18 1/4 in blade
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 32
A JAPANESE SPEAR (NAGINATA)
with curved blade formed with wavy hamon, formed with a short groove along the back-edge on each face at the base, tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana and signed 'Bushu ju Kunitsugu', in shira saya
43.0 cm; 17 in blade

Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 33
A JAPANESE SPEAR (UCHI-NE)
of flattened-diamond section and moulded at the base, straight hamon, and long tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana and signed, in shira saya
10.5 cm; 4 1/8 in head
Estimate:  £250 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 34
A JAPANESE SPEAR (MAGARI-YARI), EDO PERIOD
with tapering terminal blade of flattened-diamond section, a pair of symmetrical basal lugs, tapering hollow socket, on its wooden haft enriched with shell lacquer (losses) at the top and with iron shoe (loose)
32.5 cm; 12 3/4 in overall
Estimate:  £800 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 35
A JAPANESE SPEAR (MAGARI-YARI)
with terminal spike of flattened-diamond section, a pair of basal lugs, the principle edges with straight hamon, and long tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana and signed 'Daijo Fujiwara Kanetsugu saku', in shira saya, with certificate 234745
19.0 cm; 7 1/2 in head

Estimate:  £700 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 36
A JAPANESE IRON ARROW, EDO PERIOD
with large leaf-shaped head pierced with symmetrical arrangements of hearts and long slender tang
63.0 cm; 24 3/4 in overall


Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 37
TWO JAPANESE SWORD GUARDS (TSUBA)
the first of bronze, signed 'Masanori', with kozuka hitsu-ana, finely chiselled with an openwork design involving a crane and swirling clouds enriched with gilt pellets; the second of iron, kozuka hitsu-ana and pieced as an openwork flower
the first: 6.5 cm; 2 1/2 in
(2)
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 38
A JAPANESE SWORD GUARD (TSUBA)
of iron mokko gata form, with sekigane, kozuka hitsu-ana and kogai hitsu-ana, decorated with a pagoda, a figure in traditional dress, two censers and foliage in soft metals enriched with shakudo
7.0 cm; 2 in
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 39
A JAPANESE SWORD GUARD (TSUBA)
of iron, signed 'Echigo no uni Kinai ju', with kozuka hitsu-ana, the kogai hitsu-ana plugged in shakudo, decorated with an openwork design of flowers enriched with gold
6.8 cm; 2 3/8 in

Estimate:  £250 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 40
TWO JAPANESE SWORD GUARDS (TSUBA)
both with kozuka hitsu-ana and kogai hitsu-ana, the first of polished bronze, signed, decorated with a figure in traditional dress, flowers and foliage, and all enriched with gold; the second decorated with an ox in a mountainous landscape enriched with gold
the first:7.2 cm; 2 7/8 in
(2)
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 41
TWO JAPANESE SWORD GUARDS (TSUBA)
of iron, each with kozuka hitsu-ana, the first with silver fukurin in imitation of bamboo, decorated with a tiger and bamboo foliage enriched with shakudo; the second decorated with a geometric openwork design, with certificate no. 208080
the first: 6.6 cm; 2 5/8 in
(2)

Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 42
A JAPANESE SWORD GUARD (TSUBA)
of silver, signed 'Sekiryu Mitsuyuki', with kozuka hitsu-ana, decorated in low relief with a sage, exotic birds and a tree, patinated and enriched with gold
5.2 cm; 2 1/8 in

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 43
TWO JAPANESE SWORD GUARDS (TSUBA)
the first of iron, signed 'Kofu ju Tatsutoki', with kozuka hitsu-ana and kogai hitsu-ana, decorated with a prancing grasshopper enriched with gold; the second with of bronze mokko gata form, decorated with a sage enriched with gold
the first: 6.8 cm; 2 5/8 in
(2)
Estimate:  £300 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 44
TWO JAPANESE SWORD GUARDS (TSUBA)
of iron, the first with kozuka hitsu-ana and kogai hitsu-ana, decorated with gold flowers and butterflies; the second for a tanto, with kozuka hitsu-ana, decorated with openwork designs inhabited by gilt dragons
the first: 7.0 cm; 2 3/4 in
(2)
Estimate:  £250 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 45
A GROUP OF FIVE JAPANESE SWORD GUARDS (TSUBA), EDO PERIOD
the first signed, decorated with a seated figure within an interior and garlands of foliage; the second decorated with armoured warriors enriched with soft metals (rubbed); and three further tsuba
the first: 7.0 cm; 2 3/4 in
(5)
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 46
A JAPANESE SWORD GUARD (TSUBA)
of iron with kozuka hitsu-ana and kogai hitsu-ana, with silver fukurin, and decorated on each face with silver scrollwork and traditional motifs
6.2 cm; 2 3/8 in

Estimate:  £200 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 47
TWO JAPANESE SWORD GUARDS (TSUBA)
each of iron with kozuka hitsu-ana and kogai hitsu-ana, the first with shibu-ichi fukurin, and decorated with shakudo birds and flowers; the second decorated with openwork flowers and traditional motifs, with certificates 452194 and 054
the fist: 7.0 cm; 2 3/4 in
(2)

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 48
TWO JAPANESE SWORD GUARDS (TSUBA)
the first bronze, of mokko gata form with kozuka hitsu-ana, decorated with gilt figures, one on a monster, and flowers on a punched ground; the second of iron, with kozuka hitsu-ana and kogai hitsu-ana, decorated on one side with a pair of butterflies displayed, each enriched with soft metal
the first: 6.4 cm; 2 Ż in
(2)

Estimate:  £200 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 49
TWO JAPANESE SWORD GUARDS (TSUBA)
of iron, the first of mokko gata form with kozuka hitsu-ana and kogai hitsu-ana, decorated with a butterfly, a beetle and a grass hopper in soft metals on one face and a snail on the other; the second larger, signed 'Yamashiro no kuni Fushimi ju Kaneie', with kozuka hitsu-ana and kogai hitsu-ana and decorated with a figure in a boat
the first: 6.5 cm; 2 1/2 in
(2)
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 50
TWO JAPANESE SWORD GUARDS (TSUBA)
of bronze, the first with kozuka hitsu-ana, decorated on each face with a pattern of waves and shakudo leaves; the second of mokko gata form, signed 'Ikkan', with kozuka hitsu-ana and kogai hitsu-ana, decorated in brass with a dragon and two rondels
the first: 5.5 cm; 2 ╝ in
(2)
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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