A tachi do tosei gusoku armour
Mid Edo Period, 18th-19th century
The zunari kabuto in iron covered with boar hair, the peak lacquered in lightly textured red with a gold-lacquered leather moon maedate the shikoro in Hineno style of iron kiritsuke kozane with small lacquered fukigaeshi, a ryubu style menpo lacquered red with a four lame yodarekake of iron kiritsuke kozane, hair moustache and chin tuft and gilt teeth; ko sode of hon kozane and shino gote, the ni mai tachi do of iron kiritsuke kozane with matching kusazuri in leather hon kozane with the gattari, machi uke and ukezutsu for a sashimono on the back, karuta gane haidate and shino suneate; lacquered red overall and laced in yellow kebiki odoshi; with an armour box and wood stand.
Armour box 54.5cm x 39.4cm x 39.5cm (21½in x 15½in x 15½in).
£15,000 - 20,000
JPY 2.2 million - 3 million
US$ 23,000 - 31,000
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