Gilded suit-of-armourThis item has been sold
Price: € 8.500,00
Gilded suit-of-armour (yoroi) with indigo cords (kon’ito kin’urushinuri nimaidō gusoku).
A black zunarikabuto-helmet, in front with a large gilded sun maedate and ‘smoked leather’ covered small fukikaeshi. The maedate possibly of a later date. Four gilded neck guards (shikoro). A black facial mask that covers the chin and the jaws (sarubō) and a four-piece gilded gorgets (nodowa). Gilded six piece sode protect the shoulders.
Black Japanese mail with gourd pieces over black brocate with dragonflies motives cover the arms (fukubekote).
A two piece cuirass, above gilded breast plate (muna’ita) and below laced with blue cords koshitori and a skirt of six four- piece gilded kusuzari. The cuirass has at the back cords to fasten a banner.
The haidate on the thights and the upper legs have Japanese mail with some gilded vertical metal pieces over black brocate with dragonflies. Black metal vertical strips protect the lower legs (shinosuneate).
In a black chest for a suit-of-armour (yoroibitsu).
In good condtion withtraces of age and ware. Edo period. The gilding of the “Do” (body piece) and the “Nodowa” (gorgets) have a nice old patina.
Approx. height: 160 cm. Including wooden stand.
When shipped will add a certificate of authenticity and an explanation how to put up a Japanese armor on display.
Shipping and handling not included.