A fine armor with a ni mai do Helmet by Echigo Munetsugu, Edo period (19th century)

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Lot 1043W
A fine armor with a ni mai do
Helmet by Echigo Munetsugu, Edo period (19th century)

Sold for US$ 45,000 inc. premium

Arts of the Samurai

8 Oct 2013, 13:00 EDT

New York

A fine armor with a ni mai do
Helmet by Echigo Munetsugu, Edo period (19th century)
Laced in purple with white highlights, and lacquered black, the trim applied with russet iron embellishments decorated with foliate scroll in silver hirazogan, comprising a sixty-three plate ko-boshi kabuto lacquered glossy black, the crown fitted with a three-stage silver and gilt copper chrysanthemum tehen kanamono, the interior of the bowl signed Munetsugu saku, the five-lame Hineno shikoro terminating in small fukigaeshi lacquered with paulownia heraldic crests in gold, the maedate gilt copper kuwagata dai carved with chrysanthemum scroll and gold-lacquered leather kuwagata and a gilt-copper disk; the menpo a russet iron reisei men with a detachable nose and long horse hair mustache and chin tuft, fitted with a four-lame yodarekake, the ni mai do of hon kozane and trimmed with gilt-copper 'rope' fukurin and fitted with six sections of five-lame kusazuri; osode with silver hardware carved with foliate scroll and paulownia heraldic crests; russet iron and chain mail shinogote decorated with peony scroll in silver hirazogan; russet iron and chain mail kawara haidate; russet iron shino suneate both similarly decorated; with two wood storage boxes with lacquered leather covers and no armor stand
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