samurai weapons and armor

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...

Koboshi Kabuto (samurai helmet) with riveted platesEarly Edo period (1615-1867)Haruta School, 17th centuryA 58-plate koboshi-bachi [helmet bowl with small standing rivets] of typical tenkokuzan form, with 30 pointed rivets on each plate decreasing in size towards the top, with the exception of the larger front plate, with three lines of rivets, for a total of 1,440 rivets.The tenkokuzan shape of this bachi, lower in the center and slightly higher on the back, is somehow more round than usual, referring the the akoda nari line from the...

Ressei menpo

Ressei menpōSamurai mask with a fierce expression DATEMid Edo ( period 1615 - 1867), 18th centuryARTISTKaga Myōchin school A high-level russet iron mask of me no shita men (half face) type. The expression is fierce (ressei), with sharp yadome and long mustaches. the iron plate is thick and heavy and the shape is elegant and very well refined.Even if the mask in unsigned, the type and the features suggest a smith from the Myochin school. INVENTORY N.: men-1172Menpo for sale. Price on application.   

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