As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this outstanding and rare late Edo period Japanese Tanto ( dagger) circa 1860 , the earlier Edo period blade has been opulently re mounted towards the late Edo or early Meiji period, the mounts signed by the highly regarded sword fitting master Ishiguro Masaaki , the solid silver and mixed metal mountings are of the most sumptuous quality imaginable, the finely chiselled Hawks envelope themselves around the base of the super quality black lacquer scabbard , itself further decorated with Gold lacquer floral detail throughout , the other mixed metal Birds include Peacock and doves and are carved and inlaid with exquisite detail , the Kozuka handle is formed as an Owl and is signed to the rear , the silver Koshira also fully artist signed , it is increasingly scarce to find Tanto of this quality on todays market, the best ones tend to reside permanently in high quality collections and museums around the world , we are delighted to be able to offer this high quality Tanto hot on the heels of our other unearthed gem in the Summer of 2017 : A WORLD CLASS EXHIBITION QUALITY JAPANESE O-TANTO WAKIZASHI , and we sincerely hope you enjoy sharing the experience with us.
Notes: Ishiguro Masaaki was a highly regarded sword fitting maker of the late Edo period and an integral part of the Ihsiguro school of sword fitting makers .
Provenance: European collection.
Condition: The condition is excellent throughout .
Length: 19″ 48 cm
Depth: 2.25″ 5.5 cm
Width: 2.25″ 5.5 cm
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