A tachi do tosei gusoku armour The armour and the helmet signed Nagamichi, mid Edo Period, late 17th to early 18th century
Lot 277* W
A tachi do tosei gusoku armour
The armour and the helmet signed Nagamichi, mid Edo Period, late 17th to early 18th century
Sold for £21,250 (US$ 34,107) inc. premium

Lot Details
A tachi do tosei gusoku armour The armour and the helmet signed Nagamichi, mid Edo Period, late 17th to early 18th century A tachi do tosei gusoku armour The armour and the helmet signed Nagamichi, mid Edo Period, late 17th to early 18th century A tachi do tosei gusoku armour The armour and the helmet signed Nagamichi, mid Edo Period, late 17th to early 18th century A tachi do tosei gusoku armour The armour and the helmet signed Nagamichi, mid Edo Period, late 17th to early 18th century A tachi do tosei gusoku armour The armour and the helmet signed Nagamichi, mid Edo Period, late 17th to early 18th century
A tachi do tosei gusoku armour
The armour and the helmet signed Nagamichi, mid Edo Period, late 17th to early 18th century
A good sixty-two-plate russet-iron hoshi bachi signed Nagamichi on the inside of the front plate, mounted with a six-stage mixed-metal tehen kanamono, on the front a maedate of a kuwagata dai and kuwagata with a modern dragon to the rear a Hineno jikoro, russet-iron menpo with hair moustache and silver teeth, chu sode, and oda gote, a ni mai tachi do, kawara haidate with the mon in silver lacquer and shino suneate, constructed overall using black-lacquered hon kozane and laced in dark blue kebiki odoshi, the fabric a dark green brocade with the mon in gold, lavishly mounted in shakudo with the katabami mon on fukigaeshi, sode, tekko and do; with two armour boxes, one with a leather cover, one associated nodowa and a wood stand. Armour boxes 39cm x 40cm x 54cm (15 3/8in x 15¼in x 21¼in); 40cm x 40cm x 55cm (15¼in x 15¼in x 21¼in).

Footnotes

  • 紺糸威本小札二枚胴具足 
    六十二間星兜 銘「長途」
    江戸時代中期(17世紀後期-18世紀前期)
     
    The mon is that of a branch of the Sakai Family.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that only the helmet is signed by Nagamichi and the rest of the armour is unsigned.
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