A fine "Dutch leather" honkozane blue laced armor for a Daimyo Edo period (early 18th century), the helmet by Myochin Nagamichi

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Lot 1018W
A fine "Dutch leather" honkozane blue laced armor for a Daimyo
Edo period (early 18th century), the helmet by Myochin Nagamichi

Sold for US$ 62,500 inc. premium

Arts of the Samurai

27 Oct 2014, 13:00 EDT

New York

A fine "Dutch leather" honkozane blue laced armor for a Daimyo
Edo period (early 18th century), the helmet by Myochin Nagamichi
All components constructed of honkozane meticulously covered in gilt leather worked to resemble brocade and laced in pale blue and mounted with fine shakudo hardware pierce-carved with scrolling vines, paulownia crests, and crests of circular cranes and Buddhist symbols, comprising a fine russet iron sixty-two plate koboshi kabuto, the rivets gradually decreasing in size toward the top of the bowl, decorated with a five stage gilt and shakudo tehen kanamono, the mabizashi mounted with three shakudo paulownia crests and shakudo fukurin carved with scrolling vines, the front of the bowl adorned with shakudo kuwagata dai pierce carved with scrolling vines, two paulownia crests and a gilt sixteen petal chrysanthemum crest, the bowl signed Nagamichi, mounted with a five lame shikoro terminating in fukigaeshi trimmed in shakudo fukurin carved with vines and applied with tooled leather and shakudo paulownia crests, gold lacquered leather kuwagata and a fine black lacquer maedate, contemporary with the armor, formed as a dynamic dragon with sacred jewel and ken with details in red and gold lacquer and signed in red lacquer [] Kaneko shi; russet iron Nara menpo with a removable nose plate, silvered teeth, red lacquer lips and painted with a mustache in gold lacquer, mounted with a five lame yodare kake; two lame nodawa, the bottom lame flared at the corners; the cuirass a ni-mai okegawa do of iron honkozane, the edges trimmed in shakudo fukurin carved with scrolling vines, the front of the do with a medial ridge, and fitted with seven sections of five lame kusazuri, the lowest lame turned up at the bottom edge and pierced at the corners with shakudo lined ishi no mei; a pair of gyoyo applied with two patterns of stenciled leather punctuated by tri-color fusegumi; chusode; black lacquer oda gote; kawara haidate; russet iron tsutsu gote; chain mail boots; one large black lacquer armor box, no stand
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A fine "Dutch leather" honkozane blue laced armor for a Daimyo Edo period (early 18th century), the helmet by Myochin Nagamichi
A fine "Dutch leather" honkozane blue laced armor for a Daimyo Edo period (early 18th century), the helmet by Myochin Nagamichi
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