An Impressive Sixty-Two plate sujibachi [ridged bowl] kabuto by Saotome Iesada;

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Lot 76
An Impressive Sixty-Two plate sujibachi [ridged bowl] kabuto by Saotome Iesada;

£ 10,000 - 15,000
US$ 14,000 - 21,000
An Impressive Sixty-Two plate sujibachi [ridged bowl] kabuto by Saotome Iesada;
with iron mabizashi [red-lacquered on the underside], five-tier tehen-kanamono [pierced circular finial] and typical five lame, black lacquered shikoro [the blue-laced neck guard]. Each helmet plate with a regular line of twenty five prominent hoshi. The replacement fukigaeshi decorated with gilt mon for the Maeda Clan of Kaga Province [see Papinot's'Historical and Geographical Dictionary of Japan'/page 349 for the castles, fiefs and Daimyo of the Maeda Family and Clan]; signed in the interior of the bowl, Saotome Iesada
[maedate lacking/old damage]

Footnotes

  • For other examples of Kabuto made by the Saotome Dynasty see The Stibbert Museum Collection in Florence [Saotome Iehisa/IX Master] and The Sir Frank Bowden Collecton [Christie's 22.6.1982]. Bowden owned a black lacquered sixty-two plate sujibachi signed Saotome Iyehisa [lot 157] and a russet iron hoshibachi [lot 138], also signed Iyehisa, and catalogued by the late Bill Tilley as circa 1650. Another kabuto signed by Iyehisa, with apparently very pronounced fukigaeshi, was offered by Christie's in New York on 5.11.1980 [lot 325]. For Saotome Iyenaga's work in sixty-two and sixty plate kabuto, see Christie's [lot 120/9.4.1973] and Sotheby's [lot 159/29.3.1978]. For Saotome Iyechika see Sotheby's [Lot 102/23.2.1977].

    Curiously, Saotome Iesada, is perhaps better appreciated for his tsuba [see Sotheby's London/Lot 774 on 14.7.2005].
An Impressive Sixty-Two plate sujibachi [ridged bowl] kabuto by Saotome Iesada;
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