18 March 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 16,250
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
A Ni-Mai Do Suit of Armor
Edo period (17th-18th century)
Lacquered gold and laced in blue comprising a lacquered-iron peach-form momonari helmet fitted with a four-lame neck guard and small fuki-gaeshi applied with gilt-metal heraldic crests and mounted with a lacquer long-horned demon maedate, the face mask forged with a hinged nose piece and deep wrinkles and applied with a boar's fur moustache; the cuirass a two-plate do of hon-kozane with seven sections of five-lame tassets; chu-sode and chain mail and tsutsu gote sleeves with gold-lacquer heraldic crest on the hand plate; chain mail thigh guards and splint shin guards; wood armor stand; no storage box
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