A russet iron armor with an okegawa do with a bullet test Edo period, 19th century
Lot 2285
A russet-iron armor with an okegawa do with a bullet test 19th century
Sold for US$ 10,000 inc. premium
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A russet-iron armor with an okegawa do with a bullet test
19th century
Laced in dark blue and orange with the components lacquered russet-brown, the helmet a sixty-two-plate russet-iron akoda nari suji kabuto, the mabizashi embossed with eyebrows and trimmed with shakuro fukurin decorated with foliate scroll carved and inlaid with gold, the five-lame shikoro ending in large fukigaeshi decorated with stenciled-doe skin, silk piping and gilt-leather wari shichiyo family crests, the front of the bowl decorated with a gold-lacquer sun, the kuwagata-dai pierced with chrysanthemum scroll and fitted with gilt-metal kuwagata and a Buddhist ken; the menpo with a bushy bristle mustache, the teeth silvered, fitted with a chain mail throat guard; two lame nodawa; ni-mai hatomune yokohagi okegawa do with scalloped plates mounted with gilt-copper kanamono fitted with seven sections of five-lame kusazuri; gyoyo covered in doe skin; chu-sode; oda gote; Etchu haidate; shino suneate; one armor box, no armor stand

Footnotes

  • 鉄地桶川具足 19世紀

    Provenance: Honda family, by repute

    The cuirass on this armor features a bullet mark that was sustained during a test.
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