A Nanban-style suit of armor (tosei gusoku) Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century

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Lot 479
A Nanban-style suit of armor (tosei gusoku)
Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century

Sold for US$ 15,000 inc. premium

Arts of the Samurai

30 Oct 2017, 14:00 EDT

New York

Property of various owners
A Nanban-style suit of armor (tosei gusoku)
Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century
The russet-iron armor with components adopting Nanban gusari (four-in-one mail) and comprising a 62-plate suji-kabuto constructed with high sides finishing in a five-stage gilt, copper and shakudo tehen kanamono, the mabizashi banded with a shakudo fukurin and the Hineno-jikoro finished with fukigaeshi applied with gilt-copper mitsu-domoe crests, the helmet mounted with a large gold-lacquer crescent moon forecrest; the bold russet-lacquer menpo with a pointed chin and a prominent ridge along the nose, with a stiff-bristle mustache and red-lacquer lips, two cord rings applied ot the cheeks, the yodarekake constructed of Nanban gusari connected by a section of printed leather; the cuirass, a yukinoshita-style five-plate do fitted with eight sections of large, three-lame kusazuri laced in green and orange, the do decorated with a large central mitsu-domoe crest in gold lacquer and silver lozenge-shaped medallions along hte upper section; the Nanban gusari kote with flanges on the upper arm above rounded-rectangular plates; modified black-lacquer nerikawa Iyo-haidate mounted on a section of Nanban gusari; tsutsu-suneate; one armor storage box; no armor stand
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A Nanban-style suit of armor (tosei gusoku) Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century
A Nanban-style suit of armor (tosei gusoku) Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century
A Nanban-style suit of armor (tosei gusoku) Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century
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