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A Red Lacquered suji-bachi kabutoA 62 plates samurai helmetMomoyama to early Edo Period, 17th centuryProvenance:The Stanley Knight Collection, Meaford, Ontario, CanadaThe Suji-Bachi kabuto of sixty-two plates, four-stage tehan kanemono, downturned mabizashi embossed with stylised eyebrows, and four lame kebiki-laced kozane shikoro (neck protection) with small fukigaeshi.The large double tsunomoto and the hineno shikoro with narrow plates with small fukigaeshi suggest an early dating for this samurai helmet, between Momoyama and Edo period. Kabuto for sale. Price on application. Please...

Mid-Edo period (1615-1687)18th centuryThe helmet is of goshōzan shape, slightly raised at the back. It is composed of 62 vertical, slightly convex plates lacquered in black urushi. Each plate is bordered by a gilt copper border in the sō-fukurin style. This style of decoration was introduced by the armorers of the Haruta school during the Muromachi period (1336-1573) for their akoda-nari kabuto and, in addition to the aforementioned fukurin, provides for shaped gilt ornaments at the base of each plate (higaki). The tehen-no-kanamono that adorns the top of the helmet is five-tiered. The visor...

Edo Period, 17th-18th CenturyA 62-plate koboshi-bachi of typical tenkokuzan form, with 30 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 1,890 rivets.Myochin Yoshiie is probably to be included in the Ichiguchi-Myōchin school. Although it lacks the more classical distinctive features such as the sinuous curved shape of the bowl, the design of the haraidate, and the zaboshi on the visor, other elements seem to point back to this...

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