• Arts of the Samurai  auction at Christies

    Sale 2378

    Arts of the Samurai

    23 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 62

    A HOSHIBACHI HELMET

    EDO PERIOD (17TH-18TH CENTURY)

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    A HOSHIBACHI HELMET
    Edo period (17th-18th century)
    The sixty-two-plate hoshibachi lightly lacquered black, the hachimanza of gilt copper, the brim in simulation of leather, blue-laced four-tier shikoro with two rows of orange hishi-nui (cross knots) on the lower plate, black-lacquered fukigaeshi with gilt mon of butterfly and mitsu-tomoe, the added maedate (forecrest) of an iron grimacing horned demon with gilt eyes


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