December 15, 2020 Edged Weapons, Armor & Militaria
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16 ken helmet with stepped tehen with petal decorations. Shiten no byo. Mabizashi with three rivets and maedate slot, filled with brass maedate in the form of a diamond tipped sword with flanking flames and gilded on interior. Fukigaeshi with black lacquer and edged with gilt lines and three diamonds. Cruciform knot on hanger at back of hachi. Three lame black lacquered shikoro bound with blue cord and brown lacquered on interior in a cracked ice pattern. Liner with felt lining that is peeling under mabizashi. Hanpo with deep brown lacquer and three lame yodare-kake bound with the same style of blue cord as found on kabuto, edges bound in multicolor blue and offwhite cord. Dou of do-maru configuration and lacquered in black, with a mixture of foliage green and deep blue cord, opening under right arm and wrapped in leather on interior. Cloth covers under shoulder straps. Kusazuri lacquered en suite, and wrapped in leather on interior. Sode, kote, cuisse skirt, and greaves black lacquered and covered with chainmail and small iron plates over green foliage cloth and internally lined in deep blue cloth. Housed in a wooden travel box with iron bands and tabs, kamon painted on, and rudimentary latch. CONDITION: Very good with some expected chipping and rubbing to high edges as one would expect from a piece of this age. Some minor separations in the cloth, but nothing serious. Do possibly relacquered at one point, possibly period. Leather has some losses, mostly to lames but scattered throughout. Do has numerous little scratches, sode, lote, cuisse skirt, and greaves and some staining on cloth and patina on metal. Given the construction, cord, and form of the piece, it is likely that this piece is homogenous. EW

Item Dimensions: 45" x 26" x 20"
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Minimum Bid: $2,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $3,300.00
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Tuesday, December 15, 2020.
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