24 March 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 10,625
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000
Blue-laced kebiki-odoshi ni-mai do gusoku
Edo period (18th century), helmet bowl Muromachi period (16th century)
The armor comprising a sixty-two plate akoda-nari hoshi-bachi, iron fixtures for wakidate (side crests) and maedate (forecrest), gilt kuwagata fixture engraved with chrysanthemum leaves and blossoms, the brim covered with dyed leather and with gilt fukurin, shikoro of four rows of kittsukezane, the fukigaeshi with gilt fukurin, with applied gilt roundel triple-aoi mon of the Tokugawa family, the tehen-kanamono of five-stage copper alloy and gilt floral surrounds, the russet iron menpo (face mask) with high cheek bones, detachable nose, gilt teeth, and red-lacquered lips, four tiered yodarekake (bib) of gold-lacquered kittsukezane, the pale blue kebiki-odoshi (close-laced) ni-mai do of seven tiers of gold-lacquered kittsukezane seven section matching kusazuri (skirt) each of five tiers, red-lacquered iyo-haidate with gold-lacquered sasa mon, three-tiered matching ko-sode (inner shoulder guards), and matching five-tiered chu-sode (shoulder guards), gilt hyotan-gote (armored sleeves), and gold-lacquered shino suneate (leg guards)
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