antique samurai helmet for sale

TessenFighting fan Mid Edo Period (1615 - 1867), Iron, paper with gold leaf, black pigment, bamboo.Menhari-gata (opening fan), sensu-gata (enlongated shape)Lenght: 36 cm. - Width open: 60 cm.Bearing a kanamono in shakudo Iron fan with an elegant shape, with an unusually high number of bamboo ribs.Customarily carried in the hands or tucked in the obi (belt), the folding fan  played a significant role in Japanese etiquette, especially on formal occasions, and was rarely ever out of a samurai's possession. Perhaps because it was considered such an ordinary item, it was...

Gunbai UchiwaWar fanEdo period, 18th centuryLacquered wood and metal fittingsLength: 55 cmThe various implements used by samurai commanders to signal orders on the battered field or to direct troop movements were referred to as jineigu. Among them, the gunbai uchiwa, a fixed fan, was the equipment that was used by generals and daimyō and hence became a symbol of power.The flat part is decorated on one side with the character “hart” (心) and a crescent moon, while on the other there is the character ”vantage” (利), a bonji of the rooster (Chinese...

Paravento con ventagli
Furosaki with silver ground and fans A two-panel folding screen DATELate 19th centuryMEDIUMInk, pigments, and silver on silkDIMENSIONS70 by 176 cm The compositions with fans were typical of Tawaraya Sotatsu school in Kyoto at the end of Ken'ei era (1624-1643). The fans could be painted on paper, then glued on a gold background or, as in this case, could be painted directly on the screen. Fans have always been used as a decorative element in the Japanese tradition. This object also has an auspicious meaning, representing the "unfolding" of the future...

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