A black lacquer Daimyo armor with a mogami do The helmet by Myochin Munehisa, late Muromachi period (16th century), the armor Edo period (18th century)

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Lot 1015W
A black lacquer Daimyo armor with a mogami do
The helmet by Myochin Munehisa, late Muromachi period (16th century), the armor Edo period (18th century)

Sold for US$ 28,750 inc. premium

Arts of the Samurai

27 Oct 2014, 13:00 EDT

New York

A black lacquer Daimyo armor with a mogami do
The helmet by Myochin Munehisa, late Muromachi period (16th century), the armor Edo period (18th century)
Comprising a forty-eight plate russet-iron suji kabuto with a four-stage gilt-copper tehen kanamono and fitted with a three-lame shikoro ending in large fukigaeshi decorated with stenciled leather, tri-colored fusegumi and gilt-copper family crests of three fans, the front of the bowl mounted with gilt-copper kuwagata dai pierce carved with chrysanthemum scroll and fitted with gilt-copper kuwagata and a black-lacquer demon maedate applied with a mane of horse hair; the menpo with wrinkles in bold relief and applied with a three-lame yodarekake; the cuirass a mogami do decorated with stenciled leather and trimmed with gilt-copper fukurin and applied with kanamono matching that of the helmet, the seven sections of five-lame kusazuri highlighted with orange lacing; gyoyo applied with two colors of stenciled leather, fuse gumi, family crests and trimmed in fukurin; o-sode; shino gote; kawara haidate shino suneate; mounted on the rear of the cuirass with a very rare sashimono battle standard of silvered tin, designed as two fans pierced with three archery targets; one armor box; no stand

With Juyo bunka shiryo (Important cultural material) certificate no. 181 issued by the Nihon Katchu Bugu Kenkyu Hozon Kai (Society for the Preservation of Japanese Armor), dated 1952.8.7.

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  • Please note that this armor has Juyo Katchu certificate no. 1079, dated 1989.10.27
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A black lacquer Daimyo armor with a mogami do The helmet by Myochin Munehisa, late Muromachi period (16th century), the armor Edo period (18th century)
A black lacquer Daimyo armor with a mogami do The helmet by Myochin Munehisa, late Muromachi period (16th century), the armor Edo period (18th century)
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