THE PROPERTY OF A FRENCH COLLECTOR
AN EBOSHI-STYLE KABUTO [HELMET], MOMOYAMA PERIOD, LATE 16TH CENTURY
the iron eboshi [court cap] form decorated in gold and black lacquer, now worn with age and use, fukigaeshi [turnbacks] in gold lacquer, five-tier shikoro [neckguard] with blue lacing
32 cm., 12½ in. wide.
- As can be seen in the image, this is very worn with use and there is wear to the lacing.
"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."