samurai armour and weapons

Shikishi con iris
Sekka Kamisaka (1866-1942)Shikishi with tiger lilyPigments on paper on golden groundWith artist’s signature and seal21 x 18 cmIn this painting the lily entirely covers the small rectangular space forming a balanced and harmonious composition despite the almost total absence of empty spaces. A virtually identical work, but with the flower in a different position, is preserved at the Hosomi Museum in Kyoto.Sekka excelled in the small size works in which the different subjects are represented in full size.Painter and designer, Kamisaka Sekka has been one of the most important Japanese...

Ressei menpōHalf mask for samurai armor with a fierce expression DATEMid Edo period (1615 - 1867)  18th centuryARTISTMyōchin school A good russet embossed iron mask of me no shita men (half face) type.Even if the mask in unsigned, the type and the features suggest a smith from the Myochin school. INVENTORY NR: men-1191Item for sale. Price on application.    

Japanese armor with byakudan lacquer PERIODMid Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century EXHIBITIONS: Kimono e Samurai. Il gesto. L'eleganza. Lo spirito, Fondazione Herman Geiger (Cecina) Samurai - Passato e presente, Novara 2012LITERATURE A. Schiavetti (a cura di), Kimono e Samurai. Il gesto. L'eleganza. Lo spirito, Cecina, 2013, p. 20 G. Piva - S. Verrina,Samurai - Passato e presente, cat. A1, Novara 201Japanese armor with byakudan lacquerThis Japanese armor features a rare byakudan lacquering, an expensive...

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