lacquered leather armor

 Commander batonMid Edo Period (1615-1867)Lacquered wood with golden paperLenght: 40 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, some others hung with a small rope. In this case it is decorated with golden paper, hung with a rope to the stick. Price: 1600 €Saihai for sale. Please include item stock number: alt-1439 

An ivory netsuke of a saru ningyo (monkey doll)Style of Hidemasa I, Osaka school, early 19th century.5.1cm high  Provenance:Marcel Lorber collectionJ. and A. Katchen collection  Literature:A. Katchen, Netsuke 7, vol.2, Paris (K. R. Publishers, 2010),  p. 343, no. K977  A saru ningyo, a doll made of rolled-up cloth, which is tied to resemble a monkey wearing an eboshi (a stiff lacquered formal hat) The arms and legs are bound together with a cord, the cloth shows an intricate pattern.   Sku: net-1233   

Samurai helmet with standing rivetsHaruta SchoolMomoyama to early Edo Period, 17th Century A 62-plate koboshi-bachi [helmet bowl with small standing rivets] with 31 pointed rivets on each plate decreasing in size towards the top, with the exception of the larger front plate, with three lines of rivets and the small one on the back which is left blank, for a total of 1,953 rivets.The kabuto is fitted with a gold-lacquered five-plates neck protection (shikoro) of hineno style, typical of the period.The tsunomoto riveted on the visor holds a wooden front decoration (maedate)...

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