shogun armor for sale

A ivory netsuke with two karashishi
A ivory netsuke with two karashishiShishi no tamago19th centuryLenght: 3.8 cm A rare netsuke representing a young shishi about to step out from an eggshell, while another is watching from above.The composition is rather peculiar, as shishi do not hatch from eggs, while they are often portrayed holding a tama, the sacred pearl, between their pawns. This netsuke is then playing with words, imagining the “tama” (which is in fact carved perfectly spherical) is a “tamago", an egg, from which a young one is stepping out.Netsuke for sale. Price on application. Please...

Katana Rai Kuninaga, Late Kamakura, early Nanbokucho period, Circa 1332  NBTHK Juyō Tōken
Katana Rai KuninagaUnsigned, den Rai KuninagaLate Kamakura, early Nanbokucho period, Circa 1332NBTHK Juyō Tōken Nagasa [lenght]: 71.5 cmMotohaba: 2.7 cm, sakihaba: 1.9 cmSori [curvature]: 2.3 cmSugata [configuration]: shinogi-zukuri, koshi-zori, iori-mune, chu-kissaki (3,2 cm)Kitae [forging pattern]: bright itame mixed with mokume and nagare, plenty of jinie and chikei,Hamon [tempering pattern]: suguha mixed to ko-choji and ko-gunome; ashi, yō, hotsure, yubashiri, kinsuji and sunagashiBōshi [point]: many hakikake forming kaenNakago [tang]: o-suriage, kirijiri yasurime; three mekugi-...

samurai iron mask for armor  Kaga Myochin school
Ryūbu menpōHalf mask for samurai armor with “noble” expressionKaga Myōchin school, early Edo Period (1615-1867)17th centuryRemovable nose and horsehair application; the surface finished with a file-marks pattern (yasurime).This large menpo shows all the main features of the masks produced in the Kaga area by the various schools of armorers that were active there. The triangular jaw delimited by prominent semicircular embossed parts, the wide oval mouth without teeth and the surface with parallel lines engraved one by one (yasurime) are in fact all recurring elements of...

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