An armor with a russet-iron do Edo period (18th century)

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Lot 1037W
An armor with a russet-iron do
Edo period (18th century)

Sold for US$ 35,000 inc. premium

Arts of the Samurai

8 Oct 2013, 13:00 EDT

New York

An armor with a russet-iron do
Edo period (18th century)
Laced in dark blue and orange trim with the component parts lacquered gold and pierced on the bottom lame with inoshishime, the suit comprising a sixty-two plate iron ko-boshi kabuto with a four-stage chrysanthemum tehen kanamono and fitted with a five-lame shikoro; the mabizashi and fukigaeshi applied with stenciled doe skin and the fukigaeshi mounted with gilt-copper FUjiwara heraldic crests, the maedate a black and gold-lacquer long-horned demon, the russet-iron face mask with standing flanges on the cheeks and applied with a boar-bristle mustache and fitted with a four-lame yodarekake; the russet-iron cuirass a yokohagi go-mai do with sugake-style lacing on the top plates and with smaller hinged plates beneath the underarms, the do decorated with applied gilt-copper Fujiwara crests and two tenugui no kan rings, eight sections of five-lame kusazuri, chusode mounted with gilt-copper hardware pierce carved with foliate scroll, black-lacquer and chain mail odagote with a gold-lacquer wisteria crest on the hand plate, Etchu haidate, shino suneate; one armor box; no armor stand
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