23 October 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 22,500
Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 25,000
A Moegi-Odoshi Yokohagi Nimai Do Armor
Edo period (17th-18th century)
The moegi-odoshi (pale green-laced) armor comprising a sixty-two-plate iron shii-nari (acorn-shaped) lacquered-iron bowl with tehen kanamono of copper, gilt copper and shakudo and broad iron brim, shikoro of four tiers, maedate (forecrest) a gilt horned demon, fukigaeshi with triple mokko mon, brown-lacquered menpo with detachable nose, the lower tiers of the shikoro, sode, kusazuri, fukigaeshi and gyoyo (leaf-shaped components covering the do hangers) and upper components of the do all covered in brown lacquer with dragons depicted in gold lacquer on the shikoro and lower tiers of the sode and kusazuri, the haidate (thigh protectors) of lacquered iron sane, the shino-gote sleeves with hyotan-gane on the upper arms, and shino suneate
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