A fine russet-iron helmet (Saika bachi) Late Muromachi period (16th century)

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Lot 1040
A fine russet-iron helmet (Saika bachi)
Late Muromachi period (16th century)

Sold for US$ 25,000 inc. premium

Arts of the Samurai

27 Oct 2014, 13:00 EDT

New York

A fine russet-iron helmet (Saika bachi)
Late Muromachi period (16th century)
Russet iron and constructed from seven vertical plates, enhanced with large standing rivets with floral grommets, the crown of the helmet designed with an exaggerated four-stage tehen kanamono with scalloped edges, the lowest carved with lines delineating the chrysanthemum petals, the mabizashi formed by a horizontal plate riveted to the koshimaki with scalloped flourishes on the sides, and hammered up with eyebrows and wrinkles, the lower edge scalloped and pierced with holes to receive lacing for the lining, the helmet fitted with a gilt-copper maedate of the Shimazu family crest and a three-branch cluster of gold-lacquer thistle leaves, the helmet further enhanced by gold-lacquer wakidate formed as bovine horns; with a five-lame black-lacquer Hineno-style shikoro laced in blue and terminating in fukigaeshi pierced with plum blossoms; with russet-iron menpo with a four-lame yodarekake laced in blue

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Ex Jiromaru Kazumi collection


    Exhibited
    Wakayama City Museum, Wakayama City, "Saika no kabuto o sagauru: Saikabachi no keifu", October, 2003

    Published
    Sasama Yoshihiko, Nihon no meito, volume II (Tokyo: Yuzankaku, 1972), pg. 85, no. 1.
    Wakayama City Museum, ed., Saika no kabuto o saguru: Sakiabachi no keifu; '03 shuki tokubetsuten (ex. cat.)(Wakayama city: Wakayama kyoiku iinkai, 2003), pl. II-8, pg. 25.
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A fine russet-iron helmet (Saika bachi) Late Muromachi period (16th century)
A fine russet-iron helmet (Saika bachi) Late Muromachi period (16th century)
A fine russet-iron helmet (Saika bachi) Late Muromachi period (16th century)
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