Kabuto – helmet with ridges
Price: € 3.800,00
An antique, striking suji’bachi kabuto (helmet with ridges) completely executed in black lacquer finished with gold lacquer accents. Mounted by an impressive gold-leaf lacquered wooden maedate (fore crest) shaped like a pointy oak leaf.
The 8-plate bowl surmounted by a high 5-tiered mixed-metal tehen’no’kanamono (decorative apex fitting). Flanked by a pair of small upright fukigaeshi (face guards). The long, curved four-lame ‘kiritsuke kozane’-plate shikoro (neck guard) laced with navy blue silk cords.
Height 40 cm, Width 32 cm, Depth 29 cm.
Length maedate 33 cm, Width 11.5 cm.
Weight 1,7 kg.
Period: Japan – 19th century (Late Edo period/Meiji period).
Considering its age in a very good condition with some traces of wear conform age. An old restoration on the maedate. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.