The Samurai: Japanese Arms and Armour

The Samurai: Japanese Arms and Armour

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The Property of a European Collector

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

Lot Closed

May 10, 02:05 PM GMT

Estimate

10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

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 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.