A Kawari kabuto [unusually shaped helmet] | Edo period, 17th century
The Property of an American Collector and Thence by Descent
A Kawari kabuto [unusually shaped helmet]
Edo period, 17th century
the lacquered iron bowl with the fukigaeshi [turnbacks] of stenciled Dutch leather with lotus flower and bonji, the copper-gilt fukurin finely chased and engraved with scrolling foliage, the mabisashi [peak] inlaid in silver with further foliate scrolls, the stylised eyebrows hammered, chased and engraved, the shikoro [neck guard] of four tiers with spaced lacing in blue braid and horsehair
The bowl to peak: 30 cm., 11¾ in.
The shikoro to peak: 34.5 cm., 13½ in.
The bowl with some very slight surface rust, the peak with some minor losses to the silver inlay, the turnbacks with old wear to the stenciled leather, the neck guard with some chips to lacquer.
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