Excellent and refined tanto with handle (tsuka) and scabbard (saya) in bone carved in bas-relief depicting scenes with sages and samurai dressed in his war armour. Steel blade with carved handle depicting the muzzle of a Kirin with coral inlay and horn in the eyes.
Signature engraved within rectangular reserve.
Excellent condition - with a small natural hole in the material on the handle and minor defects - see last three photos.
The lot will be carefully packaged and shipped within 1 or at most 2 business days from the day of payment. The shipping price includes delivery via UPS, TNT, DHL or SDA courier (depending on destination address) with full insurance and professional packaging.
Original certificate compiled by Luca Mastromauro, an expert in Japanese art, registered with Milan Chamber of Commerce (number: 2617), which will be sent with the lot.
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- Bone, Buffalo horn, Coral
- Meiji period (1868-1912)
- Region/ Country of origin
- Title of artwork
- Eccellente e raffinato - Saggi e samurai vestito della sua armatura da guerra - Firmato
- Very good condition, see description
- 40×6×6 cm