edo period samurai armor

TessenFighting fan Mid Edo Period (1615 - 1867), Iron, paper with gold leaf, black pigment, bamboo.Menhari-gata (opening fan), sensu-gata (enlongated shape)Lenght: 36 cm. - Width open: 60 cm.Bearing a kanamono in shakudo Iron fan with an elegant shape, with an unusually high number of bamboo ribs.Customarily carried in the hands or tucked in the obi (belt), the folding fan  played a significant role in Japanese etiquette, especially on formal occasions, and was rarely ever out of a samurai's possession. Perhaps because it was considered such an ordinary item, it was...

An ivory netsuke of a shishiBy Gyokuyosai, Edo School, 19th centurySigned in an oval reserve: Gyokuyosai.4.2cm  Provenance: R. Aschberg collection.E. Mellin collection.Van Haeften collection, purchased at Christie's, London, 14 June 1989, lot 292. Literature:Katchen, N7, vo.1, p.241, no.K373. The shishi standing, its head lowered as it gnaws the leaves of a peony, two blooms attached to a divided.  Netsuke for sale. Price on application. Please include item stock number: net-1236

TantoUda schoolDATEMuromachi period (1336-1573)CERTIFICATENBTHK HozonNAGASA26.4 cmMOTOHABA2.6 cmMOTOKASANE2 mmPRICE1.800 € SUGATA [configuration]: Uchizori, hira-zukuri, iori-muneKITAE [forging pattern]: itame hada mixed with mokumeHAMON [tempering pattern]: notare midare in nie-deki with abundant sunagashi, inazuma, yo, hotsure and other activitiesBOSHI [point]: komaruNAKAGO [tang]: ubu; three mekugi-anaHORIMONO [carving]: suken on one side and koshi-bi on the other. The Uda School is traditionally considered to have been...

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