A fine umiari suikan-gura [riding saddle with double register pommel] Signed Ise Suruga no kami Sadamasa saku (made by Ise Suruga no kami Sadamasa) and with kao Muromachi period, dated Kanoto hitsuji sangatsu hi (a day in March 1451)
30,000 - 40,000 GBP
30,000 - 40,000 GBP
A fine umiari suikan-gura [riding saddle with double register pommel]
Signed Ise Suruga no kami Sadamasa saku (made by Ise Suruga no kami Sadamasa) and with kao
Muromachi period, dated Kanoto hitsuji sangatsu hi (a day in March 1451)
the riding saddle fitted with two lacquered igi [wood side boards], maewa [pommel] and shizuwa [cantle] of yamagata [highly-seated; 'mountain-shaped'] form, the pommel with the two umi ['sea'] and iso ['shore'] registers almost evenly constructed, low-shouldered tegata [hand-shaped] indentations carved to each side, the seat decorated overall in polished black lacquer, the maewa and shizuwa each decorated in black, brown and gold hiramaki-e and takamaki-e with a tachi, its long koshirae with stylised metal fittings and a mokko-gata tsuba, the underside incised with jujimon [cross-shaped crests], fitted wood storage box
Accompanied by a certificate of registration as Juyo Bunka Shiryo [Important Cultural Material], issued by the Nihon Katchu Bugu Kenkyu Hozon Kai [Society for the Preservation of Japanese Armour], dated Heisei 24 (2012).
38.5 cm., 15⅛ in. long
Overall in good condition with some wear to the lacquer in places and a few small areas of lacquer re-touching, there is one small piece of wood missing from one of the legs on the underside, the fitted wood storage box in good condition.
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