samurai weapons and armor

Ressei menpo
Ressei menpoHalf mask for samurai armor with fierce expressionMyōchin school, early Edo Period (1615-1867)17th century Rare mask of fierce (ressei) expression, with bold lines and a large nose.Large draining hole (asegashi-no-ana) and thin iron sheet, as typical of older masks.Even if the mask in unsigned, the type and the features suggest a smith from the Myochin school. Menpo for sale. Price on application. Please include item stock number: men-628  

Sekka chawan
ChawanTea Bowl​ CERAMICKiyomizu Rokubei V (1875-1959)DECORATIONKamisaka Sekka (1866-1942)DATEEarly 20th centuryMEDIUMCeramicDIMENSIONSHeight: 7 cm; diameter: 9.6 cmPRICE€ 6,000 A ceramic tea bowl decorated with autumn grasses with signed and sealed tomobako.Painter and designer, Kamisaka Sekka has been one of the most important Japanese artists who brought the traditional aesthetic in the western world. Sekka came from a samurai family - his father was in service at the imperial palace in Kyoto - and studied art during a very delicate period of Japanese history: the transition...

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...

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