A Saotome school hoshi-bachi [helmet with standing rivets] | Momoyama period, late 16th century
The Property of a European Collector
A Saotome school hoshi-bachi [helmet with standing rivets]
Momoyama period, late 16th century
the sixty-two plate russet iron bowl with small standing rivets, terminating in a five-stage copper-gilt and shakudo tehen kanamono of typical chrysanthemum form, the sabiji-nuri [simulated russet iron] lacquered mabisashi [peak] with hammered brow, black lacquer fukigaeshi [turnbacks] with applied copper-gilt namiwa mon [circle of waves crests], the copper-gilt fukurin [ornamental border] chased and engraved with foliate scrolls, four-tiered black lacquer shikoro [neck guard] with kebiki odoshi [close-spaced lacing] in purple braid
The bowl to peak: 28 cm., 11 in.
The shikoro to peak: 32.5 cm., 12¾ in.
Overall this is in good condition with the rivets all intact, as can be seen in the illustration there is a slight crack running from the fukurin in the centre of the peak, the black lacquer of the turnbacks has been restored to the left-hand side, the right-hand side with slight chips and some lifting of lacquer.
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