A fine armor with a ni-mai okegawa hishinui do  Helmet by Iehisa, Momoyama-Edo period, 17th century
Lot 2084W
A fine armor with a ni-mai okegawa hishinui do Helmet by Iehisa, Momoyama-Edo period, (17th century)
Sold for US$ 25,000 inc. premium

Lot Details
A fine armor with a ni-mai okegawa hishinui do  Helmet by Iehisa, Momoyama-Edo period, 17th century A fine armor with a ni-mai okegawa hishinui do  Helmet by Iehisa, Momoyama-Edo period, 17th century
A fine armor with a ni-mai okegawa hishinui do
Helmet by Iehisa, Momoyama-Edo period, (17th century)
The armor decorated with a large dragonfly on the front of the do and two dragonflies on the rear in silver lacquer, the rest of the components lacquered black and the lowest lames trimmed in white horse hair, comprising a good sixteen-plate russet-iron hoshi kabuto with large standing rivets, each with "star" bosses and finished with a four-stage shakudo and gilt-copper tehen kanamono, the mabizashi banded with gilt-copper fukurin carved with floral scroll, the helmet fitted with a three-lame lacquered iron shikoro, the lowest lame scalloped on the top edge, the fukigaeshi applied with stenciled doe skin and gilt-copper family crests, interiors lacquered gold, gold-lacquered leather ken and kuwagata maedate, signed on the interior rear Soshu ju Iehisa; russet-iron menpo with deep wrinkles and detachable nose piece, teeth silvered and lips lacquered red, fitted with a three-lame yodarekake; okegawa do laced in hishinui style, mounted with shakudo nanako and gold hardware with invocations Hachiman daibosatsu mari shite and Ginpei to, and mounted with a yak-hair pocket on the side of the do, six sections of four-lame kusazuri; the large sode designed with a large iron upper panel applied with black horse hair and decorated with gilt gilt-copper cutouts of a pair of dragonflies, the lower section separated into three lacquered lames; kote of chain mail and plates on the upper arms and russet iron plates on the forearms; lacquered leather iyo haidate; shino suneate; paper saihai with Bonji on base of the handle in gilt-copper; doe skin gloves; one armor box; no armor stand
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