Fri, 27th May 2022 13:00

Fine Japanese Art

 
  Lot 43
 

43

A SUIT OF ARMOR WITH SUJIBACHI KABUTO AND LARGE DRAGON MAEDATE

Sold for €7,584

including Buyer's Premium


Lot details

Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)

The matching components of black-lacquered iron and laced in blue with highlights of cream, brown, and green. Comprising a sujibachi kabuto with a 62-plate red-lacquered hachi mounted at the top with a partly gilt tiered chrysanthemum-form tehen kanamono, the fukigaeshi applied with metal roundels decorated with stylized birds, the mabizashi with gold hiramaki-e dragons and mounted with a large gilt and red-lacquered wood maedate in the form of a fierce three-clawed dragon with outstretched tongue amid flames; a menpo with facial hair and a five-lame yodare-kake; two-six lame sode; a do with gold-lacquered rim and applied with a gilt chrysanthemum-form fitting suspending a loose ring; two kote and haidate each with kusari over blue textile; seven sections of five-lame kusazuri; and two suneate.

HEIGHT approx. 150 cm

Condition: Good condition with some wear, the non-lacquered iron components (particularly the chainmail) with signs of oxidation, some soiling, tears, and losses to textiles, minor flaking and small losses to lacquer, few minuscule chips to wood; minor losses to armor components.
Provenance: Czech private collection.

With a wood storage box.

 

Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)

The matching components of black-lacquered iron and laced in blue with highlights of cream, brown, and green. Comprising a sujibachi kabuto with a 62-plate red-lacquered hachi mounted at the top with a partly gilt tiered chrysanthemum-form tehen kanamono, the fukigaeshi applied with metal roundels decorated with stylized birds, the mabizashi with gold hiramaki-e dragons and mounted with a large gilt and red-lacquered wood maedate in the form of a fierce three-clawed dragon with outstretched tongue amid flames; a menpo with facial hair and a five-lame yodare-kake; two-six lame sode; a do with gold-lacquered rim and applied with a gilt chrysanthemum-form fitting suspending a loose ring; two kote and haidate each with kusari over blue textile; seven sections of five-lame kusazuri; and two suneate.

HEIGHT approx. 150 cm

Condition: Good condition with some wear, the non-lacquered iron components (particularly the chainmail) with signs of oxidation, some soiling, tears, and losses to textiles, minor flaking and small losses to lacquer, few minuscule chips to wood; minor losses to armor components.
Provenance: Czech private collection.

With a wood storage box.

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