Japanese Samurai Armor
Mid to late Edo
Kabuto: a form of kawari kabuto (Momonari Kabuto)
russet iron with a dragonfly maedate or helmet crest. It is very well
made and of above average quality.
Menpo: is a black lacquered iron one with matching lacquered neck lames,
of unusual design and good quality.
Dou: is also made up of black lacquered iron plates with blue lacing,
with the upper panels in printed doeskin leather. Matching lacquered black
iron lames are in good condition.
Sode: or sleeves, are blue dyed cloth with chain mail over them holding
lacquered iron hand plates and panels. Cloth has the same matching
dragonfly theme as the thigh apron.
Other: Includes armour box and armour display
The kawari kabuto of this armour is of excellent quality and rather unique
construction. The russet iron bowl has a boars eye heart shaped motif. Two
larger piercings have also been cut into the top of the kabuto on the rear
of the helmet near the crown, which is rather rare feature. A large gold
leaf sun crest has been applied to the face of the helmet just above the
visor. Stenciled leather sections on the dou, and cloth materials,
which still clearly show the details of their original period stenciled
pattern design of tombo, or dragonflies in flight.
Overall an impressive complete set of samurai
armour that has had no restoration or alterations. Overall excellent and
Price $15,500 AUD
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