A RED-LACQUER SUIT OF ARMOR 18th century, the helmet by Myochin Hisaie

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Lot 2301
A RED-LACQUER SUIT OF ARMOR
18th century, the helmet by Myochin Hisaie

Sold for US$ 21,960 inc. premium

Fine Japanese Works of Art

25 Mar 2010, 13:00 EDT

New York

A RED-LACQUER SUIT OF ARMOR
18th century, the helmet by Myochin Hisaie
The armor lacquered entirely in vermilion and laced in dark blue comprising an sixty-two plate russet-iron suji kabuto mounted on the top with a three-stage tehen kanamono and fitted with five-lame solid shikoro terminating in fukigaeshi applied with gilt-metal wisteria heraldic crests and trimmed in fukrin, the mabisashi applied with stenciled doe skin and fitted with sanko no byo and several star-shaped rivets, the helmet adorned with a gold-lacquered wood kuwagata maedate, russet-iron menpo applied with a boar-bristle mustache and fitted with a four-lame solid-plate throat guard; the yokohagi okegawa hishinui do, combined with a single plate at the top section; fitted with a with seven sections of five-lame tassets; chusode; chain mail and plate kote; Etchu haidate; black-lacquer storage box with red-lacquer wisteria heraldic crest; no armor stand

Footnotes

  • Red-lacquer armors were popularized by the Ii family, retainers of the Tokugawa family. Ii Naomasa (1561-1602) was the first to wear a red suit of armor into battle. It was believed that a blood-red suit could offer a psychological advantage. Subsequent generations were said to have fielded entire armies in red armors, complete with red battle standards.
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