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Black lacquer jingasa

Price:  550,00

Attractive black lacquer jingasa 陣笠 (ancient soldier’s hat) decorated with three gold lacquer maki-e (lacquer design) crests 紋 (mon) depicting three open fans 扇子 (sensu) joined together to form a circle. The hat is circular and flat of shape with a dome in the centre surmounted by a copper chrysanthemum-shaped 菊 (kiku) top.
The interior is lacquered with a vibrant even red layer featured with orange silk cords to keep the helmet in place.

Approx. size:
Height 7 cm, Diameter 40 cm.

Period: Japan – Late Edo period/Early Meiji period (19th century).

Considering its age the helmet is in a fair original condition with traces of age and wear, like craquelé and rim chips. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.

Jingasa (“war hat”): a type of hat commonly worn by samurai and ashigaru (foot soldiers) (From Wikipedia).

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

Ref. No. : B4449

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