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A COMPOSITE TOSEI GUSOKU
A COMPOSITE TOSEI GUSOKU

MID EDO PERIOD (CIRCA 1700)

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A COMPOSITE TOSEI GUSOKU
Mid Edo Period (Circa 1700)
Comprising a sixty-two plate russet iron hoshibachi helmet [bowl with standing rivets] signed Nagamichi, the peak lacquered red, five lame hineno-jikoro [neck guard] of iron kiritsuke kozane [imitation lamellae] with small hinged fukigaeshi [ear pieces], one damaged, laced with dark blue close lacing, six stage mixed metal tehen kanamono and copper gilt edging, maedate [forecrest] of a black lacquered wood demon, associated, russet iron mask with silvered teeth and black hair moustache, yodarekake [throat defence] lacquered and laced to match helmet, the do [cuirass] of two pieces in mixed leather and iron hon-kozane [true lamellae], the kusazuri [tassets] of all leather hon-kozane laced with white doeskin in kebiki style, lacquered red, the lower plates of the tassets trimmed with bear fur, bracket and socket for the sashimono [small banner] on the back, unusual sode [shoulder guards] of Iyo kozane [small rectangular plates] lacquered red and laced in white silk, red lacquered Shino-gote [sleeves] considerable damage to the lacquer, haidate [thigh guards] of red lacquered iron pierced plates joined by mail, several pieces broken, black lacquered Shino suneate
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