A Japanese Shibayama style ivory-mounted tanto, Meiji period, 1868-1912 the saya, tsuka, tsuba and kurigata typically executed in Shibayama inlaid with mother-of-pearl, coloured precious stones and tortoiseshell, the saya profusely engraved with a hexagonal brocade pattern, the kozuka similarly inlaid, 30cm long*This lot is not suitable for export
Sold for R 40 000 Including Buyer's Premium and VAT R 45 520
Minor loss to the maple leaf of the body measuring 0,6 by 0,3cm and a small section of mother-of-pearl is missing to the bottom of the scabbard measuring 0,3 by 0,2cm, a pinhead section missing to a petal, a mother-of-pearl flower has been repaired and there are traces of blue
Oxidisation where the handle meets the blade
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