yoroi armor

Hotoke-do tosei gusoku
Samurai armor bearing the kamon of Inaba familyMid to late Edo period (1615 - 1867)Kabuto bachi signed “Masuda Myochin Minbu Ki no Munesada Saku” and dated February 1757Provenance:Iyo no kami Inaba clan This very important suit is complete and original. It is entirely made of hon-kozane plates (individual scales) and bears gilt metal engraved kanamono all over its parts; interiors are lacquered in gold, a sign of a very high level provenance.The armor comes with a wide series of accessories: it includes two pairs of suneate (one heavier and one very light), as well as a...

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 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  

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