antique japanese armor

Half mask for samurai armor with a fierce expression DATEMid Edo period (1615 - 1867)  18th centuryARTISTMyōchin school A russet iron mask of me no shita men (half face) type with very sharp embossing. The design shows a peculiar pattern, with stylised cheek bones; the angled line is repeated on the top border close to the ears.Even if the mask in unsigned, the type, and the features suggest a smith from the Myochin school.On this page is a comprehensive glossary of common terms related to samurai armor.Price band: 5,000€ - 10,000€Menpo for...

SaihaiCommander batonMid Edo Period (1615-1867)Wood with silvered-copper mounts and paperLength: 82 cm Born as a tool to control the troops, the saihai changed his function during the Edo period and became an accessory to wear with the armor as a symbol of power.The saihai's final can be in different materials; sometimes is applied directly to the stick, as in this case while some other time it hangs to a small rope. This saihai of uncommon large size and horizontal shape is inspired by western scepters. The baton is fitted with silvered applications representing some butterflies. A...

Sword standWood and urushi lacquer Edo period (1615 - 1867)58 by 38 cm This wooden sword stand is decorated with a fine design representing Karakusa ('Chinese grasses') on a ro-iro (Black) ground. On this page is a comprehensive glossary of common terms related to samurai armor. Katanakake in for sale. Price on application: alt-1488 

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