antique japanese lacquer

Tanto Sue-Seki in koshirae PERIODLate Muromachi period: Mino, 16th centuryNAGASA28.7 cmMOTOHABA2.8cm MOTOKASANE6 mm, sakikasane: 4 mmSUGATA[configuration]: solid hira-zukuri, iori-muneKITAE[forging pattern]: itame hadaHAMON[tempering pattern]: gunome midare with choji and yahazu, areas of abundant sunagashi and tobiyakiHORIMONO[carving]: narrow bo-hi on both sidesBOSHI[point]: jizo mixed with hakikake on ura side.NAKAGO[tang]:  ubu, katte-sagari yasurime; two mekugi-anaMEIKanetsuji 兼辻 KOSHIRAEThe blade comes with a very good koshirae with shakudo-nanako and gold Goto-...

Momoyama period (1575-1615)Late 16th centuryProvenance: Tachibana clan With a wood storage box with inscription describing that this helmet is believed to be one of about 280 gold peach-shaped helmets once in the collection of the Tachibana family and dated Spring 1961. A gold lacquer helmet of momonari shape with a single-plate shikoro. The momonari shape (peach-shaped) is inspired by European helmets, specifically designed to deflect the firearm's bullets.This kind of helmet is well known: they were made for the campaign of Korea (1592–98) in Kyushu Island. The...

Momoyama period16th centuryKabuto of eboshi type in gilt lacquer with hineno shikoro with five narrow plates. Maedate in the shape of a crescent moon.Menpō of hanbō type in red lacquer with a three-plate yodarekake.Rare maru-do with iyozane-type plates, consisting of a single element, decorated with a large kanji "ten" in black lacquer on red at the front. The curvature of the armpit is typical of the Momyama period, as is the shape of the slightly sunken back.Golden ko-sode with a cut corner at the front to facilitate fighting.Haidate with mirrored kamon in gold lacquer on a...

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