samurai suits of armor

Kanō Chikanobu (1660-1728)Bird on a a bamboo MediumHanging scroll; ink on paperSignChikanobu hitsuSealJosenDate17º- 18º centuryPainting size128 x 28.5 cmMount size 213 x 44.5 cmPrice4800 € The powerful composition shows a bird with a fierce look resting over a thick bamboo. The painting has been probably made for a samurai family, as common for Kanō artists, since the strong scene is quite distant from the decorative taste and the academic approach that in this period started to spread among painters of this school. The Kanō school is one of the most famous...

TantoUda schoolDATEMuromachi period (1336-1573)CERTIFICATENBTHK HozonNAGASA26.4 cmMOTOHABA2.6 cmMOTOKASANE2 mmPRICE1.800 € SUGATA [configuration]: Uchizori, hira-zukuri, iori-muneKITAE [forging pattern]: itame hada mixed with mokumeHAMON [tempering pattern]: notare midare in nie-deki with abundant sunagashi, inazuma, yo, hotsure and other activitiesBOSHI [point]: komaruNAKAGO [tang]: ubu; three mekugi-anaHORIMONO [carving]: suken on one side and koshi-bi on the other. The Uda School is traditionally considered to have been...

Menpo okina Myochin
Okina menpoMid Edo Period (1615-1867Red lacquered samurai armor's mask A red lcquered high level mask, finely embossed with wrinkles all over the face. The mouth is wide open and the long beard resemble those of on aged man. 

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