18 March 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 4,375
Estimate USD 3,500 - USD 4,500
An Iron Helmet
Edo period (18th century)
Russet-iron sixteen-plate suji-bachi with prominent ridges and with the bosses of the rivets left visible, the bowl fitted with a four-stage gilt-copper tehen kanamono and a shinodare, peak lined with a gilt-copper fukurin and the maedate formed as a floral family crest in silver and copper; the three-lame solid-plate neck guard laced in green and white terminating in large turnbacks applied with stenciled leather, trimmed with gilt-metal fukurin and applied with gilt-copper floral family crests
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