A BLACK-LACQUER ARMOR Helmet by Saotome Iesada, 18th century

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Lot 2300
A BLACK-LACQUER ARMOR
Helmet by Saotome Iesada, 18th century

Sold for US$ 9,760 inc. premium

Fine Japanese Works of Art

25 Mar 2010, 13:00 EDT

New York

A BLACK-LACQUER ARMOR
Helmet by Saotome Iesada, 18th century
The suit laced in dark blue and comprising a sixty plate suji kabuto, signed Saotome Iesada lacquered black and mounted with a four-stage gilt-metal and shakudo chrysanthemum tehen kanamono, the five-lame solid-plate shikoro ending in small fukigaeshi aplied with gilt-metal wisteria and plum heraldic crests, the black lacquered-iron hanbo with a prominent chin and applied with florets at the base of the cord pegs; the cuirass a yuki no shita do trimmed on the edges with shakudo fukurin and fitted with eight sections of five-lame kusazuri; shino gote with diamond-shaped plates and chain mail on the upper arms; kawara haidate; tsubo suneate; lacquered wood storage box; no stand

With a Koshu tokubestsu kicho shiryo (Especially important material) certificate issued by the Nihon Bugu Katchu Kenkyu Hozon Kai (Society for the preservation of Japanese armor)
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