A black lacquer armor with a maru do Late Edo Period (19th century)

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Lot 1039W
A black lacquer armor with a maru do
Late Edo Period (19th century)

Sold for US$ 50,000 inc. premium

Arts of the Samurai

8 Oct 2013, 13:00 EDT

New York

A black lacquer armor with a maru do
Late Edo Period (19th century)
The armor laced in kebiki style in rows of white, pale blue, mid blue and dark blue; helmet a twenty-four plate suji bachi in russet iron with a red lacquer attribution to Munetake on the inside, mounted in nihojiro-style with silvered plates overlaid with gilt shinodare, leather covered mabizashi and fukigaeshi, applied with wisteria heraldic crests in silver; o manju jikoro and the maedate a gold-lacquered wisteria heraldic crest of the Kato family; the menpo a black lacquered iron tengu; the do in do maru style with a large agemaki on the back, and with gyoyo with silver heraldic crests which also appear on the mune ita; chu sode tapering towards the top, shino gote with silver heraldic crests on the tekko, kawara haidate and shino suneate; with two wood boxes with leather covers and armor stand

With a Juyo Bunka Shiryo certificate no. 181 issued by the Nihon Kachubugu Kenkyu Hozonkai (the society for the preservation for Japanese armor), dated 1977.8.7

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    ex collection Kato family
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A black lacquer armor with a maru do Late Edo Period (19th century)
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