Antique suji’bachi kabuto

Price:  4.200,00

Antique, outstanding suji’bachi kabuto (helmet with ridges) surmounted by an heavily oxidated silver lacquered wooden maedate (forecrest) shaped like a half-moon 月 (tsuki).

The 62-plate ‘russet iron’ bowl surmounted by a high 6-tiered tehen’no’kanamono (decorative apex fitting). The visor (mabizashi) finished by a gilded copper rim engraved with an elegant scrolling foliage (karakusa) design. Flanked by a pair of small upright fukigaeshi (face guards) finished with black lacquer.
The long, curved four-lame ‘kiritsuke kozane’-plate shikoro (neck guard) laced with navy blue silk cords. The upper three executed in black lacquer, and the lower one in a nice, uncommon red faux-leather lacquer, known as kawari’nuri 変り塗 (‘other lacquer).

Approx. Size:
Height 31 cm, Width 36 cm, Depth 31 cm.
Length maedate 20.5 cm, Height 12.5 cm.
Weight 2.1 kg.

Period: Japan – Late Edo period (First half 19th century).
The maedate is of a later date, approx. 1900.

Seen its age, approx. 170-220 years old, it is in a good condition with traces of wear consistent with age, like lacquer loss of the left fukigaeshi and along the rims and some wear of the lining. The maedate with a restoration of the insert. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

Ref. No. : B2781


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