A blue-laced armor with a do-maru The helmet bowl Muromachi period (1333-1573), 16th century, the armor Edo period (1615-1868), 19th century
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A blue-laced armor with a do-maru
The helmet bowl Muromachi period (1333-1573), 16th century, the armor Edo period (1615-1868), 19th century
Sold for US$ 27,500 inc. premium

Arts of the Samurai

30 Oct 2017, 14:00 EDT

New York

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A blue-laced armor with a do-maru The helmet bowl Muromachi period (1333-1573), 16th century, the armor Edo period (1615-1868), 19th century
A blue-laced armor with a do-maru
The helmet bowl Muromachi period (1333-1573), 16th century, the armor Edo period (1615-1868), 19th century
The component parts all decorated in black, textured leather and laced in blue with purple and orange highlights, the 16-plate russet-iron suji bachi decorated in kata-jiro style with gilt-metal shinodare extending down from the four-stage tehen kanamono, the surfaces carved with flowering vines and swirling clouds, the mabizashi and fukigaeshi decorated with stencilled leather, gilt fukurin and heraldic crests of confronted crashing waves, the bowl fitted with a five-lame shikoro, the gilt-brass maedate pierced with a matching crest and set above shakudo kuwagata-dai carved with floral scroll and applied with a gilt-brass chrysanthemum medallion and bosses, and supporting gilt-brass kuwagata; the black-lacquer menpo applied with a white bristle mustache and fitted with a three-lame yodarekake; the cuirass a mogami-type do-maru in sugake lacing and with seven sections of five-lame kusazuri, leather-covered gyoyo applied with crests; chu-sode; shino gote; Etchu-haidate, the plates formed a ssections of bamboo; shino sueate; one armor storage box; no armor stand
With a Juyo katchu (Important armor) certificate no. 82 issued by the Nihon Katchu Bugu Rekishi Kenkyu Kai (Society for the Study of Japanese Armor History), dated October 27, 1991
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