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    Sale 5967

    Japanese Art & Design

    13 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 121

    A TACHIDO GUSOKU ARMOUR

    EDO PERIOD (17TH-18TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    A TACHIDO GUSOKU ARMOUR
    Edo Period (17th-18th century)
    With a 62 plate hoshi-bachi helmet signed Kiyo (hiro?) saku, the mabisashi and fukikaeshi with mojishi (shishi and water weeds) printed leather, manju shikoro of kiritsuke kozane [plates of false scales], ruset iron Nara menpo with kiritsuke kozane yodarigake, black lacquered iron nodowa with hon-kozane, black lacquered 'chu-sode' of kiritsuke kozane, black lacquered Oda-gote, nimai tachido of hon-kozane, with matching kusazuri, leather 'kawara' haidate, black lacquered Shino suneate, konito kebiki odoshi and mauve hishinue on fine gold and black brocade, gilded kanamono, shakudo katabami mon, in its box with a copper mon


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    Provenance

    Stokesay Court
    Acquired in Japan by Herbert Allcroft (d.1911) in 1882


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY