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A kawari kabuto [unusually shaped helmet] | Edo period, 17th century

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May 10, 03:07 PM GMT

Estimate

30,000 - 50,000 GBP

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Description

A kawari kabuto [unusually shaped helmet] 

Edo period, 17th century 


the five-plate iron bowl of zunari [head-shaped] form, modeled to the crown with additional iron plates modelled as a stylised sosho-zukin [priest's hood], decorated overall in black lacquer, the mabisashi [peak] with hammered brow, small black lacquer fukigaeshi [turnbacks], the four-tiered black lacquer itamono hineno jikoro [close fitted neck guard with solid plates] with kebiki odoshi [close-spaced lacing] in dark blue braid


The bowl to peak: 24.5 cm., 9⅝ in. 

The shikoro to peak: 32.5 cm., 12¾ in. 


Accompanied by a certificate of registration Tokubetsu Kicho Shiryo [Especially Important Object], no. 1299 issued by the Nihon Katchu Bugu Kenkyu Hozon-kai [The Association for the Research and Preservation of Japanese Helmets and Armour], dated Reiwa 3 (2021)