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  • Blades and mountings for a pair of swords (daisho), long sword: dated 1440; short sword: 15th century; Muromachi period (1392–1573)
    Long sword (katana) inscribed by Sukemitsu of Bizen; short sword (wakizashi) attributed to Yasumitsu
    Japanese
    Steel; Short sword (wakizashi): 20 3/4 in. (52.1 cm); Long sword (katana): 25 1/4 in. (64.3 cm)
    The Howard Mansfield Collection, Gift of Howard Mansfield, 1936 (36.120.417,418)

    This is the only known complete set of daisho mountings by Iwamoto Konkan, one of the most famous makers of sword fittings in the eighteenth century. The artist's inscription identifies the patron as Iwata Takanori and the design as the Six Tama Rivers.

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  • Blades and mountings for a pair of swords (daisho), long sword: dated 1440; short sword: 15th century; Muromachi period (1392–1573)
    Long sword (katana) inscribed by Sukemitsu of Bizen; short sword (wakizashi) attributed to Yasumitsu
    Japanese
    Steel; Short sword (wakizashi): 20 3/4 in. (52.1 cm); Long sword (katana): 25 1/4 in. (64.3 cm)
    The Howard Mansfield Collection, Gift of Howard Mansfield, 1936 (36.120.417,418)

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