A set of armor
Lot 1011
A russet-iron armor with a Myochin school helmet Helmet and maedate by Myochin Muneyoshi, late 19th century
Sold for US$ 16,250 inc. premium

Lot Details
A russet-iron armor with a Myochin school helmet
Helmet and maedate by Myochin Muneyoshi, late 19th century
Laced in two shades of blue and comprising a twenty-four plate russet-iron suji kabuto lavishly mounted in kata jiro style with the plates at the front and rear of the bowl silvered and carved with swirling clouds and applied with larger gilt-metal plates at the base finished in nanako and foliate scrolls and with shinodare running down from a large four-stage silvered and gilt metal tehen kanamono carved with vines and chrysanthemum bosses, the mabizashi with gilt-copper fukurin, the bowl signed and dated on the interior Myochin (no) ki Muneyoshi saku kore Ansei rokunen nigatsu kishijitsu (Myochin Muneyoshi made this on an auspicious day in 1859.2), mounted with a four-lame solid shikoro with the fukigaeshi applied with stenciled doe skin, silk cord and gilt-copper fukurin and tsuki to hoshi family crests, the russet-iron oni maedate signed Myochin (no) ki Muneyoshi saku; the russet-iron Okina men fitted with a four-lame solid-plate yodarekake; go-mai yokohagi okegawa do with eight sections of five-lame kusazuri; tosei sode; shino gote with iron plates and chain mail; haidate of iron plates; shino suneate; lacquered-wood storage box with large tsuki to hoshi crests in gold lacquer; no stand
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