December 15, 2020 Edged Weapons, Armor & Militaria
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Tehen with petal and geometrics. Medial ridge of copper decorated with floral lining and punch dot ridge. Maedate tongue. 69 iron plates with liner attachment and holes for protruding rivets. Delicate fukigaeshi with floral crest and cloth wrapped with two designs separated by cord. Mabizashi with roped top border, 3 brass rivets, and 4 lacquered rivets. Three lame shikoro bound with blue cord and with multicolor cord at edges, bottom off white decorative cord. Hanger at rear of hachi. Decorative brass rivets around koshimaki. Interior of mabizashi with red lacquer. Blue liner with blue stitching and edged by a relatively plain yellow and white band. Green affixing cord. Maedate engraved with florals and geometrics, with stylized central ken with flanking horns. Menpo of iron with horsehair moustache with gilded teeth and red lacquered lips. Brown lacquer facepiece. Neckpiece articulated in three pieces and made of lacquered iron with brown affixing cord and two strips of decorative multicolor and orange cord. Nosepiece detachable, cheek hooks vacant. CONDITION: Very good. Metal has some minor areas of old patina that does not detract. Fukigaeshi with some age related staining and wear. Brass pieces have acquired a nice untouched mustard patina. Shikoro is very good, with a few spots where it appears cord was carefully repaired with glue. Affixing cord a possible replacement. Liner is very good, edging is starting to peel somewhat and has two old (period?) repairs. Menpo is very good with a couple areas of chipping and rubibng, but nothing significant. One crack at right side of nose piece. Cord is fraying, exercise caution. EW

Item Dimensions: 15" x 14" x 13"
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Minimum Bid: $2,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $4,612.50
Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Tuesday, December 15, 2020.
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