Auction 19.05.1992

Christie's
London, King Street

Date of the auction: 19.05.1992

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A FUTATSU-MOKKOGATA TSUBA , sentoku with leaves inlaid in gilt and shakudo...

A FUTATSU-MOKKOGATA TSUBA , sentoku with leaves inlaid in gilt and shakudo hirazogan , with a well-head in kosukashi , applied shibuichi rim, signed Kataoka Tachibana Tadayoshi (Shoami school), late 17th/early 18th Century, 7.5 cm

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,200

Date: 19 May 1992

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A ROUNDED-RECTANGULAR IRON YAKITE-SHITATE TSUBA with radiating spokes and...

A ROUNDED-RECTANGULAR IRON YAKITE-SHITATE TSUBA with radiating spokes and bekko pattern, the wide shallow rim with a long-eared rabbit, bird and paulownia designs, signed Naoaki, mid 19th Century 8.6 cm

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 19 May 1992

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A CIRCULAR IRON YAKI-NAMASHI TSUBA , a dragon and thunderclouds in silvered...

A CIRCULAR IRON YAKI-NAMASHI TSUBA , a dragon and thunderclouds in silvered copper takazogan , signed Shoami Yoshihisa, second half 18th Century, 8.4 cm; and circular iron tsuchimeji , three cherry-blossoms in kosukashi , unsigned, 17th Century 8.3 cm. (2

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 19 May 1992

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AN OVAL IRON MIGAKIJI TSUBA , a dragon in shishiaibori , the eyes gilt...

AN OVAL IRON MIGAKIJI TSUBA , a dragon in shishiaibori , the eyes gilt, signed Seoryuken Eiju , circa 1800 7.4 cm

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 19 May 1992

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A FLAT SHITOGIGATA IRON MIGAKIJI TSUBA, ho-o and other mythical creatures...

A FLAT SHITOGIGATA IRON MIGAKIJI TSUBA, ho-o and other mythical creatures among flowers and tendrils in gilt and silver nunomezogan , unsigned, probably school of Sendai Zembei, 19th Century 7.2 cm

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 19 May 1992

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A CIRCULAR SHAKUDO TSUBA , the centre with a hari-ishimeiji design, the...

A CIRCULAR SHAKUDO TSUBA , the centre with a hari-ishimeiji design, the border with seashells in gilt sujizogan , style of Sendai Kiyosada, late 18th century, 6.9 cm.; and an oval iron tsuba , a blossoming cherry tree in yoshukashi , signed Bushu ju Masayoshi , 19th century, 7.6 cm. (2

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 19 May 1992

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A WAVY OVAL IRON MIGAKIJI TSUBA with large ryohitsu , dragon roundels and...

A WAVY OVAL IRON MIGAKIJI TSUBA with large ryohitsu , dragon roundels and spray-dots in gilt nunomezogan , signed Goto Seijo and Kao , ( Seijo IV, 1747-1814) 7.4 cm

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 19 May 1992

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AN OVAL SHAKUDO-MIGAKIJI TSUBA , a dragon materialising in gilt takazogan...

AN OVAL SHAKUDO-MIGAKIJI TSUBA , a dragon materialising in gilt takazogan , unsigned, 18th-19th Century 6.8 cm

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 19 May 1992

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AN OVAL SHIBUICHI MIGAKIJI TSUBA , Shoki seizing an oni in katakiribori and...

AN OVAL SHIBUICHI MIGAKIJI TSUBA , Shoki seizing an oni in katakiribori and hirazogan , signed Seishinken Mototomo , early 19th century 7 cm

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £1,800 - £2,200

Date: 19 May 1992

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AN OVAL SHIBUICHI MIGAKIJI TSUBA decorated with an oni nembutsu in iroe...

AN OVAL SHIBUICHI MIGAKIJI TSUBA decorated with an oni nembutsu in iroe takazogan and katakiribori , signed Yoshu Ozuki Mitsuoki , and inscribed with a poem, early 19th century, 6.1 cm.; and an oval hari-ishimeji tsuba decorated with orchids in gilt and silver takazogan , signed ..... (2

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £1,800 - £2,200

Date: 19 May 1992

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A ROUNDED RECTANGULAR IRON MIGAKIJI TSUBA , dragons and thunderclouds in...

A ROUNDED RECTANGULAR IRON MIGAKIJI TSUBA , dragons and thunderclouds in gilt nunomezogan , unsigned, Hizen style, mid 19th Century 6.9 cm

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 19 May 1992

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AN OVAL IRON MIGAKIJI TSUBA , bamboo in nikubori against a gold crescent...

AN OVAL IRON MIGAKIJI TSUBA , bamboo in nikubori against a gold crescent moon, signed Goto Seijo and kao (seventh generation), 19th century, 8 cm.; and an oval silvered copper tsuba with a woven basketwork design and a fitted shakudo rim, signed Goto Mitsutaka , 18th century, 7.1. cm. (2

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £700 - £900

Date: 19 May 1992

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A MOKKOGATA IRON TSUBA decorated in nikubori and nunomezogan with two...

A MOKKOGATA IRON TSUBA decorated in nikubori and nunomezogan with two primitive Shinto deities, probably Amaterasu and Susano-o, with the sun above and the lunar hare below, on the reverse the moon and tide-ruling jewels, 18th century, 8.8 cm.; and an unusual rectangular iron tsuba with two

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 19 May 1992

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AN IRREGULAR IRON TSUCHIMEJI TSUBA , plum and narcissus in takabori and...

AN IRREGULAR IRON TSUCHIMEJI TSUBA , plum and narcissus in takabori and takazogan , signed Kagenori and Kao (Eijusai Norikage), Tanaka style, mid 19th Century, 7 cm; and circular iron, stylised kiku in kosukashi and shinchu hirazogan , unsigned, Heianjo style, 18th Century (2

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 19 May 1992

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A MOKKOGATA, SHAKUDO-NANAKOJI TSUBA, kirimon and karakusa in gilt minobori...

A MOKKOGATA, SHAKUDO-NANAKOJI TSUBA, kirimon and karakusa in gilt minobori, kakumimi , unsigned, Mino-goto style, late 17th Century, 7.7 cm.; and rounded-square sentoku migakiji, tessen (passion flower) and scrolling tendrils in gilt hirazogan , unsigned, Awa Shoami school, early 18th Century, 6.9

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 19 May 1992

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A HACHIMOKKOGATA IRON MIGAKIJI TSUBA decorated in silver and gilt...

A HACHIMOKKOGATA IRON MIGAKIJI TSUBA decorated in silver and gilt nunomezogan with chrysanthemum flowers, unsigned, Awa Shoami or Sendai style, 19th Century 7.5 cm

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 19 May 1992

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AN OVAL IRON MIGAKIJI TSUBA decorated in gilt nunomezogan with three...

AN OVAL IRON MIGAKIJI TSUBA decorated in gilt nunomezogan with three bell-crickets among a mass of reeds, Awa Shoami school, signed with kao , 19th century, 7.1 cm.; and a circular iron migakiji tsuba pierced and engraved with a broken shippo pattern, signed Bamen Tsunemasa , circa 1800, 7.4 cm. (2

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 19 May 1992

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AN OVAL SENTOKU TSUBA carved with breaking waves in nikubori , gilt...

AN OVAL SENTOKU TSUBA carved with breaking waves in nikubori , gilt spray-drops, the rim with a band of European letters, dragons and a tama on the reverse, signed Hirado ju Kunishige , late 18th/early 19th century, 7.3 cm.; and an otafukumokkogata copper tsuba with an itame pattern in shakudo and

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 19 May 1992

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A MOKKOGATA IRON HEIANJOZOGAN TSUBA , decorated in brass and copper inlay...

A MOKKOGATA IRON HEIANJOZOGAN TSUBA , decorated in brass and copper inlay with nandina , late 17th century, 8.3 cm.; and a hishigata sentoku tsuba decorated with a sarigue in a grapevine in shishiaibori embellished with coloured enamel, 18th century, 8 cm.; and a small Kaga-Yoshirozogan tsuba

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 19 May 1992

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A SHALLOW MOKKOGATA IRON HEIANJOZOGAN TSUBA with brass inlay and three...

A SHALLOW MOKKOGATA IRON HEIANJOZOGAN TSUBA with brass inlay and three mon-sukashi , 9.3 cm.; a Kaga-Yoshiro tsuba with brass inlaid fret pattern, 9.1 cm.; and a circular Heianjozogan tsuba , 7.8 cm., all early 17th century (3

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 19 May 1992

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A CIRCULAR IRON AIZU SHOAMI TSUBA , wheels in shakudo takazogan , 8.5 cm...

A CIRCULAR IRON AIZU SHOAMI TSUBA , wheels in shakudo takazogan , 8.5 cm.; and a drum-shaped tsuba decorated with gilt and silvered kirimon , the ryohitsu filled with lead, 8.1 cm., both 18th century (2

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 19 May 1992

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A CIRCULAR SHINCHU TSUCHIMEJI TSUBA decorated in shakudo hirazogan...

A CIRCULAR SHINCHU TSUCHIMEJI TSUBA decorated in shakudo hirazogan (sumiezogan) and silver with two hats and a staff, bars and circles on the reverse, Umetada school, early 17th century

Lot #: 38

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

Date: 19 May 1992

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A BROAD OVAL SENTOKU TSUCHIMEJI TSUBA, marumimi , grapevine and trellis in...

A BROAD OVAL SENTOKU TSUCHIMEJI TSUBA, marumimi , grapevine and trellis in shakudo hirazogan (sumiezogan) , signed Hisanori, 18th Century 8.4 cm

Lot #: 41

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 19 May 1992

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A GOMOKKOGATA IRON TSUBA decorated in shinchu takazogan with scrolling...

A GOMOKKOGATA IRON TSUBA decorated in shinchu takazogan with scrolling karakusa and family mon , signed Oizumi Yuzenkio Mitsuchika, mid 19th Century 9 cm

Lot #: 42

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 19 May 1992

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AN AORIGATA IRON TSUBA decorated in nikubori and nunomezogan with a...

AN AORIGATA IRON TSUBA decorated in nikubori and nunomezogan with a Chinese-style landscape, mountains and a waterfall in the distance, figures on a bridge in the foreground, Jakushi style, late 18th century, 8.5 cm.; and a Hizen tsuba with two fantastic rain dragons in shishaibori , fitted shakudo

Lot #: 43

Estimate: £700 - £900

Date: 19 May 1992

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A KIKUGATA COPPER-GILT TSUBA decorated with gourdvines in kebori , fitted...

A KIKUGATA COPPER-GILT TSUBA decorated with gourdvines in kebori , fitted silver rim, Tachikanagushi style, 17th century, 8.3 cm.; an oval sentoku tsuba , peonies in shishiaibori , signed Chohan Hagi ju Kanshichiro Nobuhisa saku , 18th/19th century, 7.3 cm.; and a rounded square sentoku tsuba

Lot #: 46

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 19 May 1992

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A CIRCULAR IRON TSUBA formed as a waterwheel and stylised waves in...

A CIRCULAR IRON TSUBA formed as a waterwheel and stylised waves in yosukashi , Owari style, 17th century, 8.6 cm; a rounded-rectangular iron tanto tsuba , decorated in copper and brass with tree peonies, distant pinetrees on the reverse, Oninzogan style, early 17th century, 6.1 cm.; and another

Lot #: 47

Estimate: £700 - £900

Date: 19 May 1992

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AN OVAL IRON TSUBA , CHRYSANTHEMUMS, PEONIES, BELL FLOWERS and other plants...

AN OVAL IRON TSUBA , CHRYSANTHEMUMS, PEONIES, BELL FLOWERS and other plants in yosukashi and nikubori , signed Tetsugendo Naofusa and gilt kakihan , late 18th Century, 7.2 cm.; and circular iron mikakiji , three nasubi in nikubori and shakudo , signed Kofu ju Namitoshi, early 19th Century, 7.4 cm

Lot #: 49

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 19 May 1992

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AN AORIGATA , IRON MIGAKIJI TSUBA with kebori rim, signed

AN AORIGATA , IRON MIGAKIJI TSUBA with kebori rim, signed Yoshu ju Shoami Moritsumi, early 18th Century, 8.1 cm.; and oval iron nikubori and nunomezogan , a mountain landscape with figures crossing a bridge, unsigned, Jakushi School, 18th Century, 8.6 cm. (2

Lot #: 50

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 19 May 1992

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A CIRCULAR IRON HARI-ISHIMEJI TSUBA , large ryohitsu with sea-shells in...

A CIRCULAR IRON HARI-ISHIMEJI TSUBA , large ryohitsu with sea-shells in marubori , signed Echizen ju Kinai saku, 18th Century 8 cm.; and oval iron, paulownia leaves in nikubori , with gilt nunomezogan detail, unsigned, Kumagai School of Edo, 19th Century, 8.3 cm. (2

Lot #: 51

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 19 May 1992