dai" character on the chin and each cheek-bone, with a four-lame kebiki laced yodare-kake, the mogami-do with a seven-section detachable kusazuri and sei-ita or "coward's plate" with ukezutsu, the tsubo-sode of seven plates with shakudo fukurin and kanamono on the buckskin-covered kamuri-ita and matching shakudo kogai-kanamono carved and pierced chrysanthemum roundels, the hodo-haidate with three pendant sections of kozane on each side, five-plate russet-iron shinto suneate, and with fur boots, saihai and a manju-no-wa, the last three items in poor condition. " /> A <I>KON-ITO-ODOSHI MOGAMI HARAMAKI</I>, the <I>kabuto</I> comprising a fine sixty-two plate russet-iron <I>sujibachi</I> with gilt and silvered five-stage <I>yukimochi</I> and <I>kikuza tehen-kanamono</I> and russet-iron <I>mabizashi</I> decorated with gold-leaf dragons, the iron <I>oharaidate</I> pierced with Noburyu <I>hirame</I>, the lower part with a small gilt <I>aoimon</I> (probably added), the gilt <I>kosho-no-kan</I> with purple <I>agemaki</I> bow, the black-lacquered <I>fukigaeshi</I> decorated with <I>hiramakie</I> tendrils and bearing gilt <I>hanabyo</I> (two missing), gilt chrysanthemum-leaf <I>mon</I> and engraved <I>fukurin</I>, with four-<I>lame kebiki</I>-laced <I>shikoro</I>; the <I>ukebari</I> partly detached to reveal the front plate with a signature, <I>Myochin Nobuie</I>, the back plate with a partly legible date, <I>Higatsu Kichijitsu</I>; with an associated russet-iron <I>mempo</I> originally lacquered black, the detachable nose-piece pinned at each side, decorated with a "<I>dai</I>" character on the chin and each cheek-bone, with a four-<I>lame kebiki laced <I>yodare-kake</I>, the <I>mogami-do</I> with a seven-section detachable <I>kusazuri</I> and <I>sei-ita</I> or "coward's plate" with <I>ukezutsu</I>, the <I>tsubo-sode</I> of seven plates with <I>shakudo fukurin </I> and <I>kanamono</I> on the buckskin-covered <I>kamuri-ita</I> and matching <I>shakudo kogai-kanamono</I> carved and pierced chrysanthemum roundels, the <I>hodo-haidate</I> with three pendant sections of <I>kozane</I> on each side, five-plate russet-iron <I>shinto suneate</I>, and with fur boots, <I>saihai</I> and a <I>manju-no-wa</I>, the last three items in poor condition. | Christie's