A fine kawari kabuto [unusually shaped helmet] | Edo period, 17th century
A fine kawari kabuto [unusually shaped helmet]
Edo period, 17th century
the three-plate gold and black lacquered iron bowl of tall, eboshi-nari [court-cap shaped] form, decorated overall in tataki-nuri, the black lacquered mabisashi [peak] with Buddhist tennin n gold hiramaki-e and keuchi, the small fukigaeshi [turnbacks] with circle crests, silvered copper fukurin [ornamental border] six-tiered black lacquer shikoro [neck guard] with kebiki odoshi [close-spaced lacing] in blue and red braid, the gold lacquered maedate [forecresrt] in the form of a stylised crescent moon, the gold and black lacquered tataki-nuriwakidate [lateral crests] in the form of crab pincers
The bowl to peak: 31.5 x 12½ in.
The shikoro to peak: 39 cm., 15½ in.
Please note that the lot is sold without the display stand. A stand can be ordered through the department.
The elegant kabuto in good condition overall with some small chips to the edge of the court cap, some wear to the black lacquer iron supports for the lateral crests, the peak with some old wear, the neck guard with a few small chips to the lamellae, some old wear to the underside.
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