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THE PROPERTY OF A SPANISH GENTLEMAN

AN ARMOUR WITH IRON CUIRASS THE KABUTO [HELMET] SIGNED HARUTA KATSUSADA SAKU

EDO PERIOD, EARLY 18TH CENTURY

 
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THE PROPERTY OF A SPANISH GENTLEMAN

AN ARMOUR WITH IRON CUIRASS THE KABUTO [HELMET] SIGNED HARUTA KATSUSADA SAKU

EDO PERIOD, EARLY 18TH CENTURY

 
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Fine Japanese Art

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AN ARMOUR WITH IRON CUIRASS THE KABUTO [HELMET] SIGNED HARUTA KATSUSADA SAKU

EDO PERIOD, EARLY 18TH CENTURY

 
kabuto [helmet]: the iron helmet of eight plates, hachi hari bachi form with riveted mabisashi [peak] and fukigaeshi [turnbacks] with mon, signed Haruta Katsusada saku

shikoro [neckguard]: four-tier kasa jikoro with black lacquered plates and mauve lacing

mempo [mask]: ryubu type with horse hair moustache, iron and black lacquer

do [cuirass]: hatomune do [pigeon breastplate] inspired by Nanban armour that arrived from Europe, made of full sheet iron and very thick, the kuzarzuri composed of plates with horse hair edging

koto and sode [sleeves and shoulder]: the iron kote shino-gote style with hexagonal plates of cherry blossom design, silk brocade lining, and two pairs of sode, the first of Tosei sode style with black lacquer and silk lacing, the other pair of huge metal plates, hammered, chased and engraved with karashishi signed Myochin Shikibu Kino Muneakira and dated 1718

haidate and suneate [thigh protector and lower leg guards]: iron in same format as kote, the tsubo suneate composed of vertical plates with dragons in clouds


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Tamura Okitsugu

Fine Japanese Art

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