A suji-bachi [helmet with raised ridges] | Edo period, 18th century
The Property of a European Collector
A suji-bachi [helmet with raised ridges]
Edo period, 18th century
the sixty-two plate russet iron bowl with raised ridges, terminating in a five-stage copper-gilt and shakudotehen kanamono of typical chrysanthemum form, russet iron mabisashi [peak], the fukigaeshi [turnbacks] in stenciled Dutch leather and applied with copper-gilt choji mon [clove crests], silvered copper fukurin [ornamental border] chased and engraved with scrolling folliage in European manner, four-tiered black lacquer and leather Hineno-jikoro [close-fitted neck guard] with sugake odoshi [spaced lacing] in blue braid, the gold and black lacquered maedate [forecrest] of later date, probably 20th century, in the form of a wild boar, red and white pigment details, inset eyes, this lot has an accompanying wood stand, but not the one illustrated in the photographs
The bowl to peak: 28 cm., 11 in.
The shikoro to peak: 33 cm., 13 in.
As can be seen in the illustration, there is some surface wear to the russet iron of the bowl and peak, consistent with age and use, the attached neck guard is overall in good condition with some small areas of lacquer loss to the top two tiers and some areas of restoration which have been well done, some wear to the silk threads surrounding the stenciled leather, there is some minor chipping and small lacquer losses to red lacquered leather, the underside has areas of lacquer loss particularly to the first tier of the neck guard, the wild boar forecrest had ivory tusks and teeth now replaced with composite resin.
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