Lot 282: An o tanto, circa 1800
October 24, 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Blade hira zukuri, torii zori. Toran gonome hamon, o mokume hada, boshi kaeri fukai. Sashikomi-like polish. Nakago ubu, one mekugi ana, sujikai yasurime, uninscribed. Niju copper habaki with nekogaki, covered with gold foil. Modern mounting composed of incomplete parts from an older handachi mounting. Coarsely engraved and gilt brass fittings with a floral design. Tsuka fitted with same, glued on gilt dragon menuki. Smooth gilt brass tsuba. Shakudo kozuka with koto and curtain, part-gilt. Aogai lacquer saya with gold lacquer flakes. Length k/m 28.3 cm, total length 42 cm.
Condition Report: II