Smith & Singer

An Ashu Sukeyoshi attributed katana in a red lacquer scabbard
19th century

Estimate $6,000 – $8,000


Alternate Views

the blade, honzukuri, iori-mune, o-gissaki, koitame hada, having a gonome midare hamon, boshi of midare-komi,tang ubu with cat scratches, with two holes, accompanied with an NTHK certificate attributing it to Ashu Sukeyoshi, encased in a red lacquer saya, shibuichi fuchi-kashira carved in katakiribori with tendrils, with a matching kojiri, an iron mokkogata tsuba with kanji characters, the hilt white cotton bound with shibuichi kanabo menuki (oni's club), accompanied with an NTHK certificate
the blade 76 cm long


Christie's, New York, 26 May 1983, lot 209

Condition Report

Blade - very slight minor surface scratches - generally good condition. Mounts - some surface wear to hilt, the lacquer sheath with surface wear and chips and cracks along the edges.


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Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design

AU0789  |  29 Jul 2014  |  Melbourne
6 PM

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