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Japanese Katana

Auction:
3165M
Lot:
365
Sold for:
$1,107$900

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Auction:
Sale #3165M - 3165M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
November 02, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Japanese Katana, leather-wrapped grip with brass menuki, painted brass tsuba with raised foliate designs, steel blade, black japanned wooden scabbard with small pearl inlays, blade lg. 27 1/4, overall lg. 36 1/2 in.
Estimate $300-500

Some light wear from use on the grip, the blade has no rust or visible nicks, and some of the small inlays are missing on the scabbard.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Arts, Blade weapons, Guntō, Japanese sword mountings, Japanning, Katana, Scabbard, Visual arts