A suit of armor with an unusual sashimono (standard) Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century

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Lot 201
A suit of armor with an unusual sashimono (standard)
Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century

US$ 20,000 - 30,000
£ 16,000 - 24,000
A suit of armor with an unusual sashimono (standard)
Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century
The thirty-two plate suji kabuto lacquered red with a four-stage gilt and shakudo tehen kanamomo and shinodare on the front of the bowl, the fukigaeshi lacquered black and applied with a gilt-copper plum blossom, the helmet fitted with a four-lame solid-plate neck guard laced in white, the bottom lame lacquered gold and finished in an ishime surface, mounted with a large wood kuwagata-style maedate lacquered gold; the menpo russet-brown lacquer with gilt-copper teeth, red-lacquer lips and applied with a stiff bristle moustache, the mask fitted with a four-lame false-lamellae yodarekake lacquered black; the nimai okegawa do lacquered brown and finished to simulate a wood surface, the lower sections of false-lamellae construction laced in white, fitted with seven sections of five-lame kusazuri decorated to match the do; chu-sode lacquered gold; chain-mail sleeves with plates lacquered gold; shino suneate; the sashimono mounted on the back of the do topped with a wood anchor lacquered gold and an horse-hair fringe; no stand; no storage box
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