oriental armor

Samurai armor in revival styleEdo Period,  17th to 18th centurySignature on kabuto: Jōshū jū Saotome Ietada Kabuto [helmet]: A russet iron (tetsu sabiji) sixty-two plate kabuto, each mounted with twenty-five small tapered standing rivets (ko-boshi) of decreasing size; the front plate, larger than the others, is fitted with two lines of rivets, while the rear one is left empty, for a total of 1.550 rivets.The typical "Saotome-byo", an extra rivet which is almost an additional signature of the Saotome armorers, is visible inside.Maedate [helmet crest]: Kuwagata (stylized...

 Commander baton Mid Edo Period (1615-1867)Wood with golden-copper mounts and horsehairLenght: 56 cmBorn 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 hair, attached directly to the stick. The ends of the stick are decorated with golden fittings carrying two kamon (family crests)...

Ryubu menpōHalf mask for samurai armor with a noble expression DATEMid Edo period (1615 - 1867)  18th/19th centuryARTISTMyōchin school The nose is detachable and two yadome run along the cheeks to reinforce the mask and to hold the kabuto's laces firmly.Even if the mask in unsigned, the type and the features suggest a smith from the Myochin school. INVENTORY N.: men-1193Menpo for sale. Price on application.  

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