18 September 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 13,750
Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000
An Akoda-Nari Helmet
Muromachi period (16th century)
Of classic shape, slightly higher at the back of the crown, constructed of twenty-six plates lacquered black and fitted with gilt-metal fukurin to all the ridges, terminating in a three-stage chrysanthemum tehen-kanamono carved with foliate scroll and finished at the bottom with igaki pierced with "boar's eyes", the mabi-sashi hammered with eyebrows and prominent wrinkles and trimmed in fukurin, the helmet fitted with a five-lame neck guard lacquered gold, the lowest lame scalloped, small fuki-gaeshi
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