antique samurai helmet for sale

 A Sukekuni Shinto KatanaSamurai sword in koshirae DATEEarly Edo period, circa 1660CERTIFICATENBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon TōkenNAGASA [lenght]: 69.4 cmMOTOHABA2.4cm SORI1.6 cmSUGATA [configuration]: shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori, iori-mune, enlongated chu-kissaki (4,5 cm)KITAE [forging pattern]: thick ko-itameHAMON[temper line]:dai gunome midare mixed with choji midareNAKAGO[tang]: O-suriage (shortened about 8cm) with original Sujichigai Yasurime  file marks and newly added Kiri yasuri on the suriage part; two mekugi-ana  MEI...

Ito-in netsuke18th century6.3 x 3.7 cmA stag antler "silk seal" netsuke Ito-in are among the oldest netsuke. Originally used as seals for the silks commerced in the port of Hakata near Nagasaki, they all have similar features: the subject is almost invariably a head of a stranger - European or Asian - deformed to adapt to the stag shape. These figures, called "konronjin" bear a fierce expression, maybe becuse they were used also to incute fear to the superstitious local workers who might be tempted to steal the silks. The missing seal was stored in the cavity...

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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