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A mempo [face mask] with hinged nanban [European] style nose plate | Edo period, 17th century

The Property of a European Collector

A mempo [face mask] with hinged nanban [European] style nose plate | Edo period, 17th century

A mempo [face mask] with hinged nanban [European] style nose plate | Edo period, 17th century

The Property of a European Collector

A mempo [face mask] with hinged nanban [European] style nose plate 

Edo period, 17th century 


the sabiji-nuri [simulated russet iron] lacquered mempo [face mask] forged with smooth, unwrinkled face, open mouth and hinged nanban [European] nose plate, yadome [standing flanges] to the cheeks, wild boar bristle chin tuft, red lacquer interior, four-tiered sabiji-nuri yodaregake [throat protector] with sugake odoshi [spaced lacing] in dark blue braid, the illustrated fitted black metal stand is sold with this lot 


18 cm., 7 in. wide

Overall this is in good condition with some minor wear to the patination, the red lacquer interior with some minor rubbing, slight cracks, and a small area of restoration to the lower lip, the lacquer throat protector with a few minor chips to the edges.


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