12 - 13 July 2005
A Ni Mai Tachi Do Tosei Gusoku [Armour]
Edo Period (18th Century)
The helmet of simple zunari form covered in black bear fur, the deep peak russet lacquered, mayedate [fore crest] of gilded leather in the shape of a circle with a ken, wakidate of black and red lacquered ears, associated, the shikoro of black lacquered kiri tsuke kozane laced in blue kebiki odoshi, a red lacquered hambo with matching yodarekake laced in pale green kebiki, odoshi associated, the ni mai do of silver lacquered kiri tsuke kozane laced predominately in dark blue kebiki odoshi, the top five plates in light brown leather above a single band of green silk, kusazuri trimmed in bear fur, mongara ko sode of kiritsuke kozane black lacquered and laced in blue with a circle lacquered and laced in red, black lacquered iron ikada gote, karuta gane haidate black lacquered with a red sun, a pair of russet iron tsutsu suneate, with a gusoku bitsu
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Please note this armour is 17th - 18th Century, and not as stated in the catalogue.
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