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Auction: Japanese Art and Design
was auctioned on: 11 November 2008
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A COLLECTION OF FIFTEEN SPEARS AND ARROWHEADS

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Estimate: £3,500 - £4,000
ca. US$5,368 - US$6,134
Price realised:  £7,500
ca. US$11,502
Lot number 178, Views: 88

A COLLECTION OF FIFTEEN SPEARS AND ARROWHEADS
EDO PERIOD (17TH - 19TH CENTURY)
A COLLECTION OF FIFTEEN SPEARS AND ARROWHEADS EDO PERIOD (17TH - 19TH CENTURY) Mounted in shirasaya [plain wood scabbards], the signatures documented, including a single-edged fukuro-yari signed Yamashiro (no) kami Kunishige , 8.4cm. long; a triangular-blade fukuro-yari with a red-lacquered groove, signed Nobukuni , 12.0cm. long; a small yari with a red-lacquered mounting, 3.8cm. long; a fukuro-yari of triangular section in a black-lacquered saya with a carved bonji , 3cm. long; a broad leaf-shaped arrowhead pierced with a stylized motif, signed Kitamura Iesada , 6.5cm. long; a leaf-shaped arrowhead with large piercing, signed Tadayoshi , 4.3cm. long; a leaf-shaped arrowhead pierced with flames and a floral mon , signed Kuniyasu , 16.8cm. long; a leaf-shaped arrowhead pierced with stylized wisteria, 7.8cm. long; a leaf-shaped arrowhead pierced with the characters 'museki' , signed Sukemune , 8.5cm. long; an elongated leaf-shaped arrowhead pierced with a gorin-no-to [five tiered tower-shaped grave-stone], 12.4cm. long; a leaf-shaped arrowhead with pierced floral mon , signed Kuroda , 6.5cm. long; a triangular section yari with grooves on each side inscribed Toyonaga Yukihide saku , 6.8cm. long; a broad leaf-shaped arrowhead pierced with a cherry-blossom mon , 5.7cm. long; a waisted arrowhead a pierced i-no-me [heart-shaped 'boar's eye] designs signed Shigetsugu , 4.5cm. long; and a leaf-shaped arrowhead pierced with eccentric shapes, signed Echizen Korai , 9.5cm. long; in a five-tiered paulownia box (15)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Japanese Art and Design
Date of the auction: 11 Nov 2008
Address: Christie's
11 November 2008, London, King Street