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A wakan-nari kabuto [crown-shaped helmet] | Edo period, 18th century

The Charlier and Cortina Collection of Exotic Samurai Helmets and Armour

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A wakan-nari kabuto [crown-shaped helmet] | Edo period, 18th century

A wakan-nari kabuto [crown-shaped helmet] | Edo period, 18th century

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The Charlier and Cortina Collection of Exotic Samurai Helmets and Armour

A wakan-nari kabuto [crown-shaped helmet]

Edo period, 18th century


the black lacquered bowl of wakan-nari [crown-shaped] form with tall protruding apex, stenciled doeskin peak, the turnbacks similarly decorated and applied with mokko crests (mon), two-tiered black lacquered rounded neck guard (manju-jikoro) with close-spaced lacing (kebiki odoshi) in green braid, the black lacquered forecrest (maedate) in the form of a shikami, inlaid glass eyes, gilt wood lateral crests (wakidate) in the form of falcon feathers, the black lacquered iron face mask with fierce expression (ressei mempo), open mouth and wrinkled face, detachable nose plate, yak hair moustache, silver lacquer teeth, red lacquer interior, three-tiered throat protector with close-spaced lacing in pale green braid, accompanied with a plain wood stand as illustrated


The helmet when mounted on a stand: 69 cm., 27¼ in. high (including fittings)

A few minor surface chips, scratches and wear to the lacquer bowl, the leather to the turnbacks and peak slightly worn and lifting in places, the underside of the turnbacks with losses to the doeskin lining, some slight cracking and minor lacquer losses to the neck guard, a few small strands of braid worn and detached, the wakidate with crazing to the lacquer as can be seen in the illustration, some wear to the surface of the gold overall, minor chips to the edges, some wear to the hemp cord, the lacquered iron mask with a few minor abrasions to the mask on the interior and exterior.


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