View full screen - View 1 of Lot 7. A hoshi-bachi [helmet with standing rivets]  | The helmet signed Soshu ju Ietsugu saku (made by Ietsugu, a resident of Soshu Province) |  The mempo signed Myochin Munemoto | Edo period, 18th century.
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A hoshi-bachi [helmet with standing rivets] | The helmet signed Soshu ju Ietsugu saku (made by Ietsugu, a resident of Soshu Province) | The mempo signed Myochin Munemoto | Edo period, 18th century

The Property of a European Collector

A hoshi-bachi [helmet with standing rivets] | The helmet signed Soshu ju Ietsugu saku (made by Ietsugu, a resident of Soshu Province) | The mempo signed Myochin Munemoto | Edo period, 18th century

A hoshi-bachi [helmet with standing rivets] | The helmet signed Soshu ju Ietsugu saku (made by Ietsugu, a resident of Soshu Province) | The mempo signed Myochin Munemoto | Edo period, 18th century

The Property of a European Collector

A hoshi-bachi [helmet with standing rivets]

The helmet signed Soshu ju Ietsugu saku (made by Ietsugu, a resident of Soshu Province)

The mempo signed Myochin Munemoto

Edo period, 18th century 


the sixty-two plate iron bowl with standing rivets, terminating in a five-stage copper and copper-gilt tehen kanamono floret, details chased and engraved, stenciled leather mabisashi [peak], the fukigaeshi [turnbacks] similarly decorated and applied with copper-gilt maru ni mitsu tsuta mon [encircled triple ivy crests], five-tiered black lacquer shikoro [neck guard] with sugake odoshi [spaced lacing] in blue braid, the gilt metal maedate [forecrest] in the form of a tanzaku [poem paper strip] pierced with yotsu waribishi mon [quadruple diamond crests] and kanbun inscription, the russet iron ressei mempo [face mask with fierce expression] forged with deep wrinkles, flared nostrils and open mouth, detachable nose plate, red lacquer interior, three-tiered yodaregake [throat protector] with sugake odoshi [spaced lacing] in matching braid, this lot is sold with a wood helmet stand as illustrated


The bowl to peak: 25 cm., 9⅞ in.

The shikoro to peak: 38 cm., 15 in. 

The mempo: 16 cm., 6¼ in. 

The helmet bowl is in fine condition with no rivets damaged, the stenciled leather to the peak and turnbacks is worn, the lacquer of the neck guard and throat protector is worn in places with some cracking, slight chips and a few nicks to the raised ridges, the underside has some lacquer repairs, slight cracks and chips, the mask is in good condition, the red lacquer to the interior worn.


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