Asian Art

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LOT 344

Lot 344

A Japanese Aikuchi Tanto, 17th/18th Century

A Japanese Aikuchi Tanto, 17th/18th Century
Lot 344 Details
A Japanese Aikuchi Tanto, 17th/18th Century

Shinto period blade with all matching early Edo period higo fittings, including a silver shakudo 'rope' tsuba, silver-inlaid iron 'kiri-mon' fuchi-kashira and kojiri, dragon menuki, and silver habaki; nagasa length 8.5 in (21.6 cm)
overall length 15.1 in — 38.3 cm

Estimate $800-$1,000

Realised: $840
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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A Japanese Aikuchi Tanto, 17th/18th Century
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LOT 344

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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