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PRODUCT 【NEW】Ken Signed Bishu Osafune Chikakage
Dated June in the 2nd year of Gentoku (1330)
Accompanied by a negoro lacquer aikuchi koshirae

NBTHK 61st Juyo Token Certificate

【NEW】Ken Signed Bishu Osafune Chikakage
Dated June in the 2nd year of Gentoku (1330)
Accompanied by a negoro lacquer aikuchi koshirae

Details

  • Length

    22㎝

  • Base Width

    1.9㎝

【NEW】Ken Signed Bishu Osafune Chikakage
Dated June in the 2nd year of Gentoku (1330)
Accompanied by a negoro lacquer aikuchi koshirae

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NBTHK 61st Juyo Token Certificate

Chiakage is believed to have been a student of Nagamitsu and a contemporary to Kagemitsu, with dated pieces indicating that he worked from the late Kamakura period through to the Jowa era in the Nambokucho period. The style of his signature is very similar to Kagemitsu indicating a likely close relationship. Chikakage’s style is close to that of Kagemitsu, however close inspection will reveal much stronger nie, and a more pronounced sansaku-boshi with a togari reflecting a uniqueness.
This ken incorporates a koitame grain with flowing masame, fine jinie, and chikei. The hamon is hoso-suguha with mild notare, and shows konie, hotsure, kinsuji, and sunagashi. This ken is well done with an elegant shape, bright ji and ha, and much hataraki. Signed and dated ken are very rare among Bizen work, making this piece a particularly valuable reference.
The accompanying negoro lacquer koshirae is an elegant work from the late Edo period, further elevating the appeal of this piece.
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