THE PROPERTY OF A FRENCH COLLECTOR
AN IRON KABUTO [HELMET] SIGNED SAOTOME IYETADA, EDO PERIOD, 17TH CENTURY
the sixty-two plate iron kabuto with riveted mabisahi [peak] and fukigaeshi [turnbacks] with mon, three-tier shikoro [neckguard] with elaborate gilt tehan kanemono
38 cm., 15 in. wide.
- The helmet bowl is in fine condition.
- The shikoro has old damage to the lacquer.
- The lacing has slightly discoloured and is worn.
- The tehen kanemono is very nice with detail of the same mon as on the turnbacks.
"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."