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    Sale 11930

    AN INQUIRING MIND: AMERICAN COLLECTING OF JAPANESE AND KOREAN ART

    15 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 61 A

    A kawari kabuto (exotic helmet)

    MOMOYAMA PERIOD (LATE 16TH CENTURY)

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    Estimate

    A kawari kabuto (exotic helmet)
    Momoyama period (late 16th century)
    A zunari (head-shaped) three plate iron of 'yaro-to' (rough fellow's head) shape with boar's bristle forming the hair with a tied top-knot, the mabisashi of a further plate of red-lacquered iron forming a high forehead, maedate (fore-crest) of two opposed carp of wood with gold foil, a four tier gold-lacquered Hineno shikoro (neck guard) of close red-laced itazane (plain iron sheet), single sheet iron red-lacquered reisei (fierce style) menpo (face mask) with gold-lacquered teeth, vestiges of a bristle moustache, four tier yodarekake (bib) lacquered gold and red-laced matching the shikoro


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    Provenance

    Private collection, Japan


    Literature

    Nagoya Castle Museum, ed., Musha mamori no dezain (The design of warrior and protection ), exh. cat. (Nagoya: Nagoya Castle Museum, 1995). pl. 57. Tenka heno yume-Shingen, Kenshin (The dream of unification of the country-Shingen, Kenshin, Nobunaga), exh. cat. (Nagoya: Nagoya Castle Museum, 1993). pl. 65. and Tokubetsu chinretsu, kabuto to...... (Special exhibition-helmet &.....), exh. cat. (Nagoya: Nagoya Castle Museum, 1988). no. 3.


    Exhibited

    Nagoya Castle Museum, Nagoya, "Musha mamori no dezain (The design of warrior and protection )," Oct 7-Nov 6, 1995, "Tenka heno yume-Shingen, Kenshin, Nobunaga (The dream of unification of the country-Shingen, Kenshin, Nobunaga)" Oct 8-Nov 8, 1993 and "Tokubetsu chinretsu, kabuto to...... (Special exhibition-helmet &.....),"Dec 23, 1988-Jan 16, 1989