An exceptional mogami do tosei gusoku armour Edo Period, 18th to 19th century; helmet signed Myochin...Naga, late Muromachi/early Momoyama Period, 16th century
Lot 68*
An exceptional mogami do tosei gusoku armour Edo Period, 18th to 19th century; helmet signed Myochin...Naga, late Muromachi/early Momoyama Period, 16th century
Sold for £120,000 (US$ 204,082) inc. premium
Auction Details
An exceptional mogami do tosei gusoku armour Edo Period, 18th to 19th century; helmet signed Myochin...Naga, late Muromachi/early Momoyama Period, 16th century An exceptional mogami do tosei gusoku armour Edo Period, 18th to 19th century; helmet signed Myochin...Naga, late Muromachi/early Momoyama Period, 16th century An exceptional mogami do tosei gusoku armour Edo Period, 18th to 19th century; helmet signed Myochin...Naga, late Muromachi/early Momoyama Period, 16th century An exceptional mogami do tosei gusoku armour Edo Period, 18th to 19th century; helmet signed Myochin...Naga, late Muromachi/early Momoyama Period, 16th century An exceptional mogami do tosei gusoku armour Edo Period, 18th to 19th century; helmet signed Myochin...Naga, late Muromachi/early Momoyama Period, 16th century An exceptional mogami do tosei gusoku armour Edo Period, 18th to 19th century; helmet signed Myochin...Naga, late Muromachi/early Momoyama Period, 16th century An exceptional mogami do tosei gusoku armour Edo Period, 18th to 19th century; helmet signed Myochin...Naga, late Muromachi/early Momoyama Period, 16th century An exceptional mogami do tosei gusoku armour Edo Period, 18th to 19th century; helmet signed Myochin...Naga, late Muromachi/early Momoyama Period, 16th century An exceptional mogami do tosei gusoku armour Edo Period, 18th to 19th century; helmet signed Myochin...Naga, late Muromachi/early Momoyama Period, 16th century An exceptional mogami do tosei gusoku armour Edo Period, 18th to 19th century; helmet signed Myochin...Naga, late Muromachi/early Momoyama Period, 16th century An exceptional mogami do tosei gusoku armour Edo Period, 18th to 19th century; helmet signed Myochin...Naga, late Muromachi/early Momoyama Period, 16th century
Lot Details
An exceptional mogami do tosei gusoku armour
Edo Period, 18th to 19th century; helmet signed Myochin...Naga, late Muromachi/early Momoyama Period, 16th century
A fine fifty-two-plate suji bachi black lacquered and mounted in ni-ho-jiro style with shibuichi plates to front and back overlaid with shakudo and gilt dai shinodare, an ornate seven-stage tehen kanamono, doeskin covered mabisashi and fukigaeshi, the fukigaeshi bearing the mon of the Hotta daimio family. On the front an elaborate kuwagata dai with gilt kuwagata and a dragon maedate, the shikoro of shallow o-manju style. The menpo with long white hair moustache, a nodowa, mogami sode, shino gote, kawara haidate edged with white fur, tsutsu suneate and russet iron kogake. The do of mogami style with gyoyo to the front, on the back an agemaki bow with an ukezutsu shaped to accommodate it and a striking sashimono in the form of a bunch of gilded gourds above gilded paper tassels. Constructed entirely of iron plates lacquered black and laced in pale blue sugake odoshi. Extensively mounted in gilded copper highlighted with shakudo, the hishinui no ita on each piece decorated with a sinuous dragon. Contained in two black lacquered armour boxes with leather covers displaying the mon in gold. Together with a wood stand and some additional pieces including a pair of sandals, an eboshi and an adaptor for wearing civilian swords with armour.

Footnotes

  • 五十二間筋兜 銘明珍□永 室町時代後期/桃山時代前期(16世紀)
    堀田家家紋入浅葱糸威最上胴具足 江戸時代(18-19世紀)

    Provenance: Hotta Family, Sakura province (present day Chiba Prefecture)

    Published and illustrated: Hakushaku Hottake Onzohin Nyusatsu Mokuroku (Auction catalogue of the property of Count Hotta), Tokyo Bijyutsu Club, 1927, pl.195.

    The armour is from the collection of treasures which belonged to the Sakura Hotta Family, which was dispersed probably intermittently during and after the Meiji Period. The collection consisted of arms, swords, scroll paintings, Noh masks, screens and, particularly, ceramics for the tea ceremony.

    Established in the Momoyama period, the Hotta clan was in the service of the warlords Oda Nobunaga (1534-1582) and Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536-1598); later, during the Edo Period, Hotta Masayoshi (1810-1864) acted as the Tokugawa Shogun's roju (advisor). After the Meiji Restoration, the head of the Sakura Hotta family was bestowed the title of hakushaku (Count) by the Meiji Emperor.
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