Asian Art

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Date of the auction: 18.02.2020

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A LATE KOTO/EARLY SHINTO KATANA. Muromachi/Edo period. The blade of shinogi zukuri, chu-kissaki, mokume hada and toran hamon, the suriage nakago with three mekugi-ana, bearing an engraved signature and date, Bishu Osafune Mitsuhiro, Eiwa 5th year (1379), the third month, nagasa 66cm; the black

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A SHINTO KATANA. Edo Kanbun period. The blade of shinogi zukuri, itame hada with wild midare, the suriage nakogo with two mekugi-ana, baering an englaved signature,Yamato no kami Minamoto Hironobu, Kishu ni oite seitetsu wo motte kore tsukuru, nagasa 62.4cm; the saya longitudinally divided in black

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A LATE KOTO KATANA Late Muromachi /early Edo period. The blade of shinogi zukuri with a large hi, masame hada, notare hamon, the suriage nakago with three mekugi-ana, bearing fainted lacquer inscriptions, nagasa 70cm; the kawari nuri saya decorated with gold lacquer Tokugawa mon against aogai inlay

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A SHINSHINTO KATANA. Edo period, circa1800. The blade of shinogi zukuri, itame hada, togari bar midare hamon, the nakago with one mekugi-ana, nagasa 72cm; the handachi mounts comprising a wakasa-nuri brown lacquer saya, an iron tsuba decorated with praying mantis and scrolling leaves, ‘dragon

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A SHINTO KATANA. Edo period, Kambun era. The blade of shinogi zukuri with a wide hi groove, itame hada, and choji hamon, the nakago with one mekugi-ana, bearing a signature and date, Kawachi no kami Kunisuke, Kambun 2 (1662), nagasa 72.5cm; the brown lacquer saya with a black ribbed pattern toward

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A SHINSHINTO BLADE IN A SHIRASAYA. Late Edo period. The blade of shinogi zukuri and a large boshi, with midare hamon, singed Yamashiro koku, Nanga hoju, Zentei’i Jinsui Yoshitora. Nagasa 70cm, in a shirasaya, with a sword bag. (2) 刀 銘山城神水義虎

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A GUNTO (MILITARY SWORD). Possibly Showa period. The blade of shinogi zukuri with suguha hamon, mounted in a metal scabbard, an inventory number on the blade, nagasa 66cm. 軍刀

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A JAPANESE KATANA IN SHIRASAYA WITH A STAND. Possibly early Edo period. The blade of shinogi zukuri with suguha hamon, nakago with two mekugi ana, nagasa 67cm, in a shirasaya, with a black lacquer katana stand and a plain navy sword bag. (3) 刀

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £600 - £700

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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TWO SWORD STANDS. 20th Century. A dark wood katana-kake, the centre panel pierced with dragons, 43.5cm long, and a plain wood stand 41.5cm long. (2) 刀掛

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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THREE VARIOUS IRON TSUBA. 19th Century. Of circular shape, the first carved and pierced with a wooden pail hanging over a well, 7cm; the second decorated with chrysanthemums and bamboo, 7.5cm; the third with stylized feathers 7.2cm. (3) 鍔3点

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £120 - £150

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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AN IRON TSUBA. Edo period. Of circular form, pierced with the futatsu-tomoe mon (Yin and Yang), 7.2cm, with a fitted box. 鍔

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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AN IRON TSUBA. Edo period. In the form of two entwined bamboo reeds, 7.2cm, with a fitted box. 鍔

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £250 - £300

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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AN IRON TSUBA. Edo period. Of oval form decorated in pierced and gilt inlay dragons, 7.6cm, with a fitted box. 鍔

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £350 - £400

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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AN IRON TSUBA. Edo period. Of oval form, inlaid in sentoku and gilt with a farmer gazing at flying geese, 7cm, with a fitted box. 鍔

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £300 - £350

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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AN IRON TSUBA. Edo period. Of mokko form, inlaid in silver, shakudo and gilt with a hare and horsetails, the reverse with a crescent moon, 6.5cm, with a fitted box. 鍔

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £300 - £350

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A MEMPO (FACE MASK). 19th/20th Century. A russet iron face mask attached with a separately forged nose, and a lacquer and leather maedare throat guard, 26cm

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A WOOL JIMBAORI (SURCOAT). Edo period. Of red rasha (European wool), decorated with a Mitsu-Tomoe mon in white with black outline, and a blue silk tassel to the back, the collars and hems in silk brocade with dragons and clouds, approx. 79cm long. 陣羽織

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £800 - £900

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A COTTON FIREMAN’S COAT. 20th Century. Decorated in tsutsugaki (rice paste resist dyeing) with a firefighter group name ‘Hato’ (pigeon), reserved in a maze pattern on an indigo ground, approx. 108cm long. 火消し装束

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £250 - £300

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A BRONZE ‘ELEPHANT AND RIDER’ CENSER. 19th/20th Century. The boy seated on an elephant playing the flute, 20cm H. 銅製香炉

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A BRONZE CENSER WITH A COVER. 19th Century. Modelled as a creel applied in high relief with sea creatures, the pierced lid with a fungus finial, a stamped mark on the side reading Kosai,18cm diameter. (2) 銅製香炉

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A LARGE BRONZE CENSER BY SEIMIN. 19th Century. Of diamond shape body supported by four legs, crisply cast in the Chinese archaic stye with dragons and shishi dogs, a pierced cover with ‘kirin’ finial clasping a ball in its mouth, signed Dai nippon Bunsei nen Seimin chu (cast by Seimin at Bunsei era

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A PAIR OF CANDLE HOLDERS. 19th Century. The cylindrical bamboo body fitted with metal rims with separately cast bronze snakes coiled round the stems, 21cm. (2) 蝋燭立一対

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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THREE BRONZE VASES. 19th Century. The first with a long trumpet neck, 20.5cm, the second of a compressed body with the ‘elephant’ handles, 29.5cm, the third of faceted octagonal shape with a claw-like rim, 14.5cm. (3) 銅製壺3点

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A CLOISONNÉ VASE. Meiji period. Worked in silver wire and polychrome enamels against a dark blue, to depict a weeping cherry tree and chrysanthemums, the borders decorated with a hanging blade pattern, fitted with silver rim and base with the flaming jewel stamp mark, 19cm H. 菊、桜図七宝花瓶

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A PAIR OF CLOISONNÉ VASES. Meiji period. Of a square body, worked in silver and gilt wire and various enamels with flowering shrubs under a cherry tree against a midnight blue ground, gilt rim and base, the stamp mark by Ota Kichisaburo,18.5cm H. (2) 花図七宝花瓶一対

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A WOOD LACQUER VASE STAND. 19th Century. A circular stepped stand supported by three scroll feet, decorated with kiku mon amongst karakusa pattern in gold lacquer hiramaki and kirikane on a brown grond, 19.2cm diameter. 蒔絵台

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A SETO WARE PORCELAIN JARDINIERE AND A VASE. 19th/20th Century. Of rectangular shape, decorated in underglaze blue with a continuous scene of flowering shrubs, a separately modelled stand painted with roundels of chrysanthemums set within a geometric pattern, 24.4cm H; the vase painted with fans

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A HANGING SCROLL. 17th/18th Century. Painted in ink, colour, and gofun on paper, with a European dog wearing a collar with bells beside chrysanthemums and rocks, mounted as a hanging scroll, 95 x 53.5cm. 犬図掛軸 A similar example of this subject is reproduced in the exhibition catalogue, One thousand

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A HANGING SCROLL. 19th Century. Painted in the style of Soga Shohaku, in ink on paper, depicting an immortal seated on a rocky shore, with one red illegible seal, mounted as a hanging scroll, 106 x 47cm. 仙人図掛軸

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A PAIR OF JAPANESE PAINTINGS. School of Kawanabe Kyosai, 19th/20th Century. Finely painted in ink and colour on paper with three rakan (arhats) and a demon standing at the bottom of a cascading waterfall; and a man defending himself against armour-clad samurai at the balcony, 33 x 24.2cm. (2

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 18 Feb 2020