A Japanese black-lacquer armor 18th century
Lot 931W
A Japanese black-lacquer armour 18th century
Sold for AU$ 20,400 (US$ 19,069) inc. premium
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A Japanese black-lacquer armour
18th century
the suit laced entirely in blue with white highlights and comprising a bulbous twelve-plate suji kabuto with an extended mabisashi, all lacquered black, the top with a gilt-metal three-lame tehen kanamono carved with foliate scroll, the five-lame shikoro ending in small fukigaeshi, gold and red-lacquered wood maedate carved as a bushy-tailed tortoise before a flaming nimbus; menpo with a prominent chin and five-lame yodarekake; ni-mai yokohagi okegawa do with hishinui lacing and fitted with six sections of broad, four-lame kusazuri each scalloped on the top edge; shino gote with chusode incorporated onto the shoulder; kawara haidate laced with hishinui; shino suneate; one armor box and armor stand
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