View full screen - View 1 of Lot 9. A suji-bachi [helmet with raised ridges] and hanbo [half mask] | The helmet signed Kashu ju Juryo Mitsumasa saku (made by Juryo Mitsumasa, a resident of Kaga Province) | Edo period, 18th century.
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A suji-bachi [helmet with raised ridges] and hanbo [half mask] | The helmet signed Kashu ju Juryo Mitsumasa saku (made by Juryo Mitsumasa, a resident of Kaga Province) | Edo period, 18th century

The Property of a European Collector

A suji-bachi [helmet with raised ridges] and hanbo [half mask] | The helmet signed Kashu ju Juryo Mitsumasa saku (made by Juryo Mitsumasa, a resident of Kaga Province) | Edo period, 18th century

A suji-bachi [helmet with raised ridges] and hanbo [half mask] | The helmet signed Kashu ju Juryo Mitsumasa saku (made by Juryo Mitsumasa, a resident of Kaga Province) | Edo period, 18th century

The Property of a European Collector

A suji-bachi [helmet with raised ridges] and hanbo [half mask]

The helmet signed Kashu ju Juryo Mitsumasa saku (made by Juryo Mitsumasa, a resident of Kaga Province)

Edo period, 18th century 


the sixteen plate russet iron bowl with raised ridges of akoda-nari form, Unkai style shinodare [ornamental strips], terminating in a five-stage copper-gilt tehen kanamono, russet iron mabisashi [peak], the fukigaeshi [turnbacks] with embossed leather in Kaga style and applied patinated metal encircled hoshi [star] character crests, the copper-gilt fukurin chased and engraved, two-tiered black and gold lacquer manju jikoro [rounded neck guard] with sugake odoshi [spaced lacing] in dark green braid, the reverse in gold lacquer, gold lacquer maedate [forecrest] in the form of a stylised crescent moon; sabiji-nuri [similated russet iron] lacquered hanbo [half mask], red lacquer interior, three-tiered yodaregake [throat guard] in matching braid, this lot is sold with a wood helmet stand as illustrated


The bowl to peak: 28 cm., 11 in. 

The shikoro to peak: 37 cm., 14½ in.

The hanbo: 15 cm., 5⅞ in. 

There is some surface wear to the helmet bowl, consistent with age and use, the tehen kanamono to the apex of the bowl is slightly loose, the leather to the peak is slightly worn at the edges, the black lacquer of the upper two tiers of the neck guard with some slight cracking, minor chips, the underside with wear to the gold lacquer, some wear to the silk cord and edges to the lining, the forecrest with wear to gilt, the lacquer imitating the russet iron of the half mask has areas of restoration around the outer edges, the chin and the upper rims, the interior red lacquer slightly cracked and lifting in places.


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For another example of a russet iron suji-bachi by Juryo Mitsumasa mounted on an armour in the collection of the Denver Art Museum, accession number 1978.225.1-12, go to: 


https://www.denverartmuseum.org/en/edu/object/suit-armor