• Japanese & Korean Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 2296

    Japanese & Korean Art

    24 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 586

    Gold-lacquer armor with Shimazu family crests


    Price Realised  


    Gold-lacquer armor with Shimazu family crests
    Edo period (19th century)
    The armor laced in bright orange and decorated with gilt-metal Shimazu family crests and comprising an iron sixty-two plate suji-bachi with a four-stage gilt and shakudo chrysanthemum tehen-kanamono, the five-lame neck guard finished with a wide fukigaeshi applied with stencilled doe skin and trimmed with fukurin, mabi-sashi decorated to match, mounted with gilt-metal kuwagata-dai pierced with foliate scroll, gilt-metal kuwagata and a gold-lacquer dragon maedate; the cuirass a ni-mai do with gilt-metal hardware and fitted with seven sections of five-lame tassets, the lowest lame trimmed in boar's fur; chu-sode decorated with gilt-metal hardware and applied with stencilled doe skin on the kanmuri-ita; tsutsu gote, kawara haidate; tsutsu suneate; wood storage box

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