Lot 281: An o tanto, circa 1710
October 24, 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Blade hira zukuri, torii zori. Sugu ha and gonome choji hamon, probably mokume hada, boshi o maru with middle kaeri, etched blade, improperly polished with small scratches. Nakago ubu, one mekugi ana, kiri yasurime, inscribed "Hizen Kuni Ju Tadakuni" (Tad 83 15 P.). Copper habaki with nekogaki, dark etched patination. Mounting from the late Edo period, fuchi kashira of shibuichi, a blooming branch decorated in takabori. Tsuka fitted with same and mounted with part-gilt shishi menuki, black silk cord wrap. Sentoku tsuba with dragons in clouds. Sentoku kozuka with pumpkin vines with shakudo, part-gilt. Black ishime lacquer saya with ribs. Length k/m 28.7 cm, total length 49 cm.
Condition Report: II