A light green and dark blue laced armor with an important helmet The helmet by Nagamichi, Edo period (late 17th century), the armor Edo period (18th century)
Lot 1042W
A light green and dark blue laced armor with an important helmet
The helmet by Nagamichi, Edo period (late 17th century), the armor Edo period (18th century)
US$ 28,000 - 32,000
£17,000 - 19,000
Auction Details
A light green and dark blue laced armor with an important helmet The helmet by Nagamichi, Edo period (late 17th century), the armor Edo period (18th century)
Lot Details
A light green and dark blue laced armor with an important helmet
The helmet by Nagamichi, Edo period (late 17th century), the armor Edo period (18th century)
The helmet a russet-iron thirty-two plate ko-boshi suji kabuto, the hoshi all lacquered black and the suji covered with gilt-copper fukurin meeting higaki along the koshimaki, the crown fitted with a gilt-copper and shakudo chrysanthemum tehen kanamono, the interior of the bowl signed Nagamichi, the helmet fitted with a five-lame shikoro, the lowest lame embellished with large gilt-copper chrysanthemum rivets and the top lame terminating in fukigaeshi with stenciled doe skin, silk cord, gilt-copper heraldic crests of the Takeda family and trimmed in gilt-copper fukurin carved with scroll, the mabizashi finished to match, the front mounted with gilt-copper kuwagata dai pierce-carved with scroll and applied with three gilt-copper chrysanthemum rivets, kuwagata and a gold lacquer disc; the menpo lacquered russet brown with silver lacquer mustache and chin tuft and silvered teeth, fitted with a four-lame yodarekake, the lowest lame with gilt-copper chrysanthemum rivets, repeated on all components of the armor; ni mai do comprised of hon kozane, the muneita applied with stenciled doe skin and trimmed with fukurin, seven sections of five-lame kusazuri highlighted with white lacing; chusode; shinogote with gilt-copper Takeda crests on the tekko; lacquered leather kawara haidate with large Takeda crests in gold lacquer; shino suneate; one gunpai; one wood storage box, no armor stand

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    ex Takeda family collection

    Published:
    Sasama Yoshihiko, Nihon no mei to, Vol.3, Tokyo: 1973, pp. 214-215.

    Sasama Yoshihiko, Shin Katchushi Meikan, Tokyo: 1975, pg. 139.

    Kei Kaneda Chappelear, Japanese armor makers for the samurai, Tokyo: 1987, pp. 102-103.
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