Tanaka Kiyotoshi (1804-1876) A highly important solid-gold tantoMeiji era (1868-1912), dated 1871
Lot 2266
Tanaka Kiyotoshi (1804-1876)
A highly important solid-gold tanto
Meiji era (1868-1912), dated 1871
Sold for US$ 187,500 inc. premium

Fine Japanese and Korean Art

21 Mar 2018, 13:00 EDT

New York

Lot Details
Tanaka Kiyotoshi (1804-1876) A highly important solid-gold tantoMeiji era (1868-1912), dated 1871 Tanaka Kiyotoshi (1804-1876) A highly important solid-gold tantoMeiji era (1868-1912), dated 1871 Tanaka Kiyotoshi (1804-1876) A highly important solid-gold tantoMeiji era (1868-1912), dated 1871
Tanaka Kiyotoshi (1804-1876)
A highly important solid-gold tanto
Meiji era (1868-1912), dated 1871

The solid gold blade in hirazukuri configuration and decorated with Fudo Myo-o on the omote side and his attendants Kongara and Seitaka doji on the ura side, all in copper, gold, silver, and shakudo hirazogan, and carved in ke-bori and katakiri-bori, the nakago bearing kessho file marks and one hole, signed on the mune on the right side, Meiji yonen hitsuji [] [] rokujuhachi-juso Hogen kore o saku; fitted with a one-piece gold habaki carved with the Sanskrit characters representing Fudo and his attendants, and waves and clouds; the hardwood tsuka wrapped in blue-dyed chamois and fitted with solid-gold menuki carved as tigers and decorated in shakudo stripes, signed Yasu and chika, and a copper fuchi formed as a woven basket and decorated with chrysanthemums and grasses in iro-e takazogan, signed on the tenjogane Yasuchika, the shibuichi hamidashi tsuba decorated with bamboo in gold and shakudo takazogan and signed Zai nenrokujuhachi-juo and with a kao, with two shakudo seppa
10 1/4in (26cm) long (blade only), 13 3/4in (34.9cm) long overall

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this sword is attributed to Tanaka Kiyotoshi. The weight of the blade is 410.6 grams.
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