View full screen - View 1 of Lot 3. A suji-bachi [helmet with raised ridges] and a mempo [face mask] | Signed Joshu ju Saotome Ienaga (Saotome Ienaga, a resident of Hitachi province) | Edo period, 17th century.
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A suji-bachi [helmet with raised ridges] and a mempo [face mask] | Signed Joshu ju Saotome Ienaga (Saotome Ienaga, a resident of Hitachi province) | Edo period, 17th century

The Property of a European Collector

A suji-bachi [helmet with raised ridges] and a mempo [face mask] | Signed Joshu ju Saotome Ienaga (Saotome Ienaga, a resident of Hitachi province) | Edo period, 17th century

A suji-bachi [helmet with raised ridges] and a mempo [face mask] | Signed Joshu ju Saotome Ienaga (Saotome Ienaga, a resident of Hitachi province) | Edo period, 17th century

The Property of a European Collector

A suji-bachi [helmet with raised ridges] and a mempo [face mask]

Signed Joshu ju Saotome Ienaga (Saotome Ienaga, a resident of Hitachi province)

Edo period, 17th century 


the sixty-two plate russet iron bowl with raised ridges, terminating in a four-stage copper-gilt tehen kanamono, plain russet iron mabisashi [peak] and small fukigaeshi [turnbacks], four-tiered sabiji-nuri [simulated russet iron] lacquer shikoro [neck guard] with kebiki odoshi [close-spaced lacing] in dark blue braid, copper maedate [forecrest] in the form of a crescent moon, the sabiji-nuri [simulated russet iron] lacquered iron ressei mempo [face mask with fierce expression] forged with deep wrinkles, flared nostrils and open mouth, detachable nose plate, broad yak hair moustache, silver lacquer teeth, red lacquered interior, four-tiered yodaregake [throat protector] in matching braid, this lot is sold with a wood helmet stand as illustrated


The bowl to peak: 29 cm., 11⅜ in.

The shikoro to peak: 35.5 cm., 14 in.

The mempo: 17.5 cm., 6⅞ in. wide 

The helmet bowl with some slight wear to the patination and minor nicks to the raised ridges, the lacquer overall with some slight chips, small areas of restoration and cracks, as can be seen in the illustration the left turnback has some restoration to the lacquer, the silk braid worn and slightly marked in places, the face mask has some slight wear to the surface, the red lacquer interior with some small areas of restoration, chips and cracks, the lacquer of the throat protector is worn, chipped and with small cracks, the silk braid with wear.


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