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A Kaga Myochin school zaboshi kabuto [helmet with seated rivets] | Momoyama period, late 16th century

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A Kaga Myochin school zaboshi kabuto [helmet with seated rivets] | Momoyama period, late 16th century

A Kaga Myochin school zaboshi kabuto [helmet with seated rivets] | Momoyama period, late 16th century

The Property of a European Collector

A Kaga Myochin school zaboshi kabuto [helmet with seated rivets]

Momoyama period, late 16th century


the eight plate russet iron bowl with seventy-seven seated rivets, terminating in a four-stage copper, copper-gilt and shakudotehen kanamono of typical chrysanthemum form, black leather mabisashi [peak], the fukigaeshi [turnbacks] similarly decorated and applied with shakudo maru ni mokko mon [encircled quince flower crests], copper-gilt fukurin, four tiered black lacquer and leather itamono shikoro [neck guard with solid plates] with sugake odoshi [spaced lacing] in blue braid, gilt metal maedate [forecrest] of a later date in the form of a suken [straight sword] before a circle, this lot has an accompanying wood stand, but not the one illustrated in the photographs 


The bowl to peak: 32 cm., 12½ in. 

The shikoro to peak: 37 cm., 14½ in. 

The raised rivets in good condition, the neck guard with some losses to the leather on the first tier, slight chips and cracks to the lacquer, similar to the underside, the braid slightly faded and marked.


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The maru ni mokko mon [encircled quince flower crests] applied to the turnbacks of this helmet are associated with the Kuroda family, daimyo of the Kururi Domain in Kazusa Province.