A miniature armor By Heian Hiromitsu, early 20th century

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Lot 6107
A miniature armor
By Heian Hiromitsu, early 20th century

Sold for US$ 7,930 inc. premium

Fine Japanese Works of Art

14 Sep 2010, 13:00 EDT

New York

A miniature armor
By Heian Hiromitsu, early 20th century
Constructed in the same manner and materials as a full-sized armor, laced in orange and mounted with gilt-copper hardware carved as chrysanthemums floating on a stream, the armor comprising an eight-plate russet-iron oboshi kabuto with gilt-copper shinodare and wide manju jikoro with full fukigaeshi mounted with stenciled doe skin and gilt-copper floret family-crests, the front of the helmet with kuwagata dai pierce carved with chrysanthemum scroll and fitted with kuwagata and Buddhist ken maedate; menpo with a mustache, gilt-copper teeth and a three-lame yodarekake; oyoroi-style do with four sections of four-lame kusazuri, kyubi no ita and sendan no ita; osode; Yoshitsune gote decorated in gilt-copper chrysanthemums, stripes and floret family-crests on the guantlets; scale and chain mail haidate; tsutsu suneate; animal-fur boots; one red-lacquer, six-legged storage box; one stand
A miniature armor By Heian Hiromitsu, early 20th century
A miniature armor By Heian Hiromitsu, early 20th century
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