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Auction Description for Thomas Del Mar Ltd (in association with Sotheby's): Antique Arms, Armour & Militaria
Viewing Notes:
2nd December 12 noon to 4pm. 3rd December 10am to 7pm. 4th December 10am to 5pm.
Sale Notes:
www.invaluable.com/thomasdelmar

371 lots | 342 with images

December 5, 2012

25 Blythe Road

London, W14 0PD United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)207 602 4805

Fax: +44 (0)207 602 5973

Email: enquiries@thomasdelmar.com

A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), 19TH CENTURY with

Lot 1: A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), 19TH CENTURY with

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Description: A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), 19TH CENTURY with curved single-edged blade with straight hamon, the tang signed Bushu ju Yamamoto gaiki Toshitake, pierced with a single mekugi-ana, in shira saya 67.5cm; 26 5/8in blade

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A JAPANESE (KATANA), EDO PERIOD with curved

Lot 2: A JAPANESE (KATANA), EDO PERIOD with curved

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Description: A JAPANESE (KATANA), EDO PERIOD with curved single-edged blade, wavy hamon, original tang (ubu nakago), with a single mekugi-ana, unsigned, iron Edo period tsuba with floral decoration, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip with two gilt menuki formed as a bow and arrows, in its red and black lacquered saya 69.5cm; 27 3/8in blade

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TWO JAPANESE SWORDS (KATANA), 18TH CENTURY the

Lot 3: TWO JAPANESE SWORDS (KATANA), 18TH CENTURY the

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Description: TWO JAPANESE SWORDS (KATANA), 18TH CENTURY the first with slightly curved single-edged blade with traces of hamon, plain tang pierced with two mekugi-ana (a third filled), angular nakago-jiri, in a saya; the second with curved single-edged blade (patinated and chipped), tang incised with a single character, 'Ko' [?] and pierced with two mekugi-ana, and straight nakago-jiri the first: 63.5cm; 25in blade (2)

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JAPANESE SEKI (KATANA) AND MOUNTS with curved

Lot 4: JAPANESE SEKI (KATANA) AND MOUNTS with curved

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Description: JAPANESE SEKI (KATANA) AND MOUNTS with curved single-edged blade, honzukuri, slightly undulating hamon, original tang (ubu nakago), with one mekugi-ana, signed Seki ju Yoshiomi saku, iron tsuba decorated with cloud design, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip, floral menuki, in its lacquered saya 66cm; 26in blade

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A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA) with curved single-edged

Lot 5: A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA) with curved single-edged

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Description: A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA) with curved single-edged blade with traces of a wavy hamon (areas of staining and light pitting), signed tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, regulation tsuba, grip and binding, in its saya 66.5cm; 26 1/4in blade

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