16 June 1999
A FIRE HELMET
Edo Period (18th Century)
The iron bowl gold lacquered and mounted with the typical broad peak and wide fukigayeshi, the latter gilded, and a multi stage tehen kanamono decorated with a fringe of grey hair, a fore crest [mayedate] of lacquered wood in the form of crossed fans mounted on the front, fitted to the lower edge is a large cape in blue Dutch cloth lined with green silk
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Please note that the bowl is of leather and not of iron. The hair are not a fringe as described in the catalogue, but tofts from holes in the bowl. The mayedate is not of wood but copper and gilded copper.
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