A Kawazutsumi Do Tosei Gusoku Armour Edo period (1615-1868), late 19th century; the helmet by Haruta Muneyoshi (13)

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Lot 52
A Kawazutsumi Do Tosei Gusoku Armour
Edo period (1615-1868), late 19th century; the helmet by Haruta Muneyoshi

£ 20,000 - 30,000
US$ 25,000 - 38,000
A Kawazutsumi Do Tosei Gusoku Armour
Edo period (1615-1868), late 19th century; the helmet by Haruta Muneyoshi
Mounted in the style of the Unkai lineage of armourers, 16-plate zaboshi kabuto of russet iron, signed Kashu no ju Haruta Muneyoshi (Haruta Muneyoshi of Kaga Province), the mabisashi and fukigaeshi covered in red leather with shakudo mokko mon on the fukigaeshi, karakusa on the mabisashi and shakudo fukurin, the maedate in the form of gilt kuwagata on the front, a five-lame komanju jikoro lacquered in gold, an associated menpo in red and black textured lacquer with a five-lame yodarekake, the do covered in boldly textured leather, the upper section gilded, the lower section deep red also repeated on the back, an agemaki no kan in shakudo with an agemaki bow on the back, a hinged metal gattari behind the right shoulder, behind the left hip a machi-uke for a sashimono to be worn diagonally across the back, the kusazuri lacquered to match the do, leather kosode lacquered deep red with the top and bottom plates gilded, russet-iron oda gote, russet iron ikada haidate, black lacquered shino sungate, together with a simple fabric manchira with attached tate-ire; with an armour box. (13).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Takatsu Family, Kyoto.
    Sold at Christie's New York, 29 March 2005, lot 78.

    Exhibited and Published:
    Wereldmuseum, Samurai, Rotterdam, Stichting Wereldmuseum, 2012, pp.58-59.
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A Kawazutsumi Do Tosei Gusoku Armour Edo period (1615-1868), late 19th century; the helmet by Haruta Muneyoshi (13)
A Kawazutsumi Do Tosei Gusoku Armour Edo period (1615-1868), late 19th century; the helmet by Haruta Muneyoshi (13)
A Kawazutsumi Do Tosei Gusoku Armour Edo period (1615-1868), late 19th century; the helmet by Haruta Muneyoshi (13)
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