An Eboshi-nari kabuto [court cap shaped helmet] | Edo period, 17th century
The Property of an American Collector and Thence by Descent
An Eboshi-nari kabuto [court cap shaped helmet]
Edo period, 17th century
the iron bowl of three plates riveted together, the four-tier shikoro [neck guard] in black lacquer with blue lacing, the fukigaeshi [turnbacks] with take wa ni jumai sasa mon [bamboo grass within a bamboo ring crest] in gold hiramaki-e on a black ground, the maedate [forecrest] in the form of a vajra in gilt
The bowl to peak: 25.5 cm., 10 in.
The shikoro to peak: 31.5 cm., 11⅛ in.
Some surface rust consistent with age, some chips to lacquer edges and silk cord with old wear, maedate with later fitting.
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