A red lacquer armor Helmet by Saotome Ienori, Edo period (18th century)
Lot 3325
A red lacquer armor
Helmet by Saotome Ienori, Edo period (18th century)
Sold for US$ 35,000 inc. premium

Lot Details
A red lacquer armor
Helmet by Saotome Ienori, Edo period (18th century)
Laced in blue and trimmed in stenciled doe-skin and comprising a russet-iron sixty-two plate suji kabuto fitted with a five-stage gilt-copper, copper and shakudo tehen kanamono the mabizashi and the fukigaeshi with gilt-copper fukurin carved with floral scroll, the five lame shikoro terminating in fukigaeshi mounted with gilt-copper heraldic crests, the helmet bowl signed Joshu ju Saotome Ienori, the impressive lacquered wood maedate designed as a horseshoe crab tail, menpo with standing flanges on the cheeks and gilt-metal teeth, the black lacquer mustache and chin tuft a later edition, fitted with a four-lame yodarekake, the cuirass a nimai yokohagi okegawa do in dangae-style, close laced on the top and bottom plates and fitted with two gilt-metal rings, seven sections of five-lame kusazuri; chusode; odagote with gilt-metal hearaldic crests on the tekko; kawarahaidate; shinogote and waraji sandals; one wooden storage box with leather cover decorated with matching heraldic crests, no armor stand

Saleroom notices

  • Please note this armor has two storage boxes with leather covers decorated with heraldic crests.
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