antique japanese lacquer

Dangae-dō tosei gusoku
Dangae-dō tosei gusokuSamurai armor with a mixed styles cuirass PERIODMid Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century The armor shows an unknown family crest on its helm and on the backs of the hands (tekko).The components of the armor are upholstered with leather, which has been applied also to the ligatures of the lower part of the cuirass (produced with iyo-zane plates) using a more rare manufacturing than the common lacquer trims.The sixty-two plate helm (kabuto) is of type suji bachi, and it is covered in black lacquer, as well as the mask (menpo) and the three limb...

Suzuribako (Writing Box)Design by Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942)Lacquer by Kamisaka Yukichi (1886 – 1938)With a signed and sealed tomobako A black lacquer writing box with inserts in pewter and mother of pearl decorated with camellias. All the lacquers decorated by  Kamisaka Sekka were made by his brother, Kamisaka Yukichi.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...

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...

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