Lacquer bajô jingasa with dragon design
Price: € 1.700,00
Striking black lacquer bajô jingasa 馬上陣笠 (horseback samurai hat) with a slightly upward-bent visor and distinctively shaped bowl.
The front embellished with a matt black lacquer design of a crest depicting a chrysanthemum flower 菊 (kiku) rising from a meandering river, flanked by a pair of fierce flying dragons 龍 (ryû).
Fitted on top by a patinated copper knob shaped like tiered chrysanthemum flower, and on the back a matching cord ring.
The inside coated with red lacquer and equipped with leather hoops.
Height 17.5 cm, Width 30.1 cm, Depth 36 cm.
Period: Japan – Late Edo period (First half 19th century).
The helmet is in a very good original condition with minimal traces of wear conform age. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.
Jingasa (“war hat”): a type of hat commonly worn by samurai and ashigaru (foot soldiers).
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.
Price including insured shipping.