24 March 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 37,500
Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000
A fifty-two-plate zaboshi kabuto with menpo
Edo period (17th-18th century)
The russet iron akoda-bachi with columns of nineteen hoshi (rivets) seated on decorative za (washers with serrated edges), a five-tier tehen kanamono of shakudo, and copper, with gilding, four-tier black-lacquered itazane shikoro (neck guard) with red sugake odoshi (spaced lacing), wide brim with waridate (forecrest socket) and with gilt fukurin, the fukigaeshi with dyed leather and hishinui-no-ita, with mon of opposed butterflies, which, when put together, form the mon of the Ikeda clan, and a smaller mitsu wakizakura (split cherry) mon, iron menpo with detachable nose and spreading moustache, the yodaregake (bib) of two tiers of itazane matching the shikoro (neck guard)
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