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A Kaga tatehagi okegawa-do gusoku [armour] | Edo period, the helmet 17th century, the armour 18th century

The Property of an English Collector

A Kaga tatehagi okegawa-do gusoku [armour] | Edo period, the helmet 17th century, the armour 18th century

A Kaga tatehagi okegawa-do gusoku [armour] | Edo period, the helmet 17th century, the armour 18th century

The Property of an English Collector

A Kaga tatehagi okegawa-do gusoku [armour]

Edo period, the helmet 17th century, the armour 18th century 


the twenty-eight plate russet iron bowl with standing rivets, seven-stage copper-gilt tehenkanamono, fitted with a copper gilt so-fukurin [ornamental border], gilded leather mabisashi [peak] embossed with pine motif, the fukigaeshi [turnbacks] similarly decorated and applied with copper-gilt fuji-tomoe mon [tomoe form wisteria crest], four-tiered black lacquer shikoro [neck guard] with kebiki odoshi [close-spaced lacing] in dark blue braid, the russet iron ressei mempo [face mask with fierce expression] forged with deep wrinkles, flared nostrils and open mouth, detachable nose plate, broad horse hair moustache, black lacquer interior, two-tiered yodaregake [throat protector] laced in stenciled doeskin decorated with cherry blossoms, the russet iron do [cuirass] with five? solid plates riveted together and hinged in two pieces, six tier sode [shoulder guards] with sugake odoshi [spaced lacing] in dark blue braid, chainmail kote [sleeves], seven tassets of five tiered kusazuri [skirt], black lacquer and silk brocade haidate [thigh guards], shino-suneate [shin guards]


The cuirass to helmet: 85 cm., 33½ in. high (when mounted)


Please note that the armour storage box and wood armour display stand are for illustration only and are not included in this lot. An armour stand can be ordered from the department.

The armour well worn overall with lacquer losses in places, the helmet with some chips, scratches, losses to lacquer and gilded leather in places, the neck guard with cracks to lacquer, the patinated russet iron sleeves with scratches and surface rust, losses to toggles, the silk brocade sleeves with extensive wear that could benefit from textile couching, the silk lacing with some old wear.


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The tomoe form, or comma shaped, wisteria family crest  (fuji-tomoe kamon) is associated with the Kuroda clan, who became daimyo of Fukuoka Domain in Kyushu at the start of the Edo period.