Lot 9
  • 9

A KAWARI KABUTO [HELMET] EDO PERIOD, 18TH CENTURY |

Estimate
10,000 - 15,000 GBP
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Description

the iron kabuto in the form of a cloth cap lacquered with tetsu sabiage, mabisashi [peak] and fukigaeshi [turnbacks] with copper cord fukurin, four-tier itazane shikoro [neckguard], the fukigaeshi with clove mon in roundels, gold lacquered wakidate in the form of leaves

Condition

There is some surface wear to the lacquer of the helmet bowl, and a few small chips. There is slight damage to the edges of the lacquer on the turnbacks, the shikiro has some surface ware to the black lacquer edges. The wakidate have some repairs to the reverse of the leaves, and slight chips to the edges. Please note all armours by the nature of their use and age have some old wear overall.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."