Yoroi , Edo period
Price: € 15.000,00
An exceptional gilded Edo period suit-of-armour with red cords and laced kozane-plates (kinkozane kurenai’ito odoshi dōmaru gusoku)
Complete with a high quality sixty-four plate black lacquered sujikabuto-helmet with small fukikaeshi decorated with a relief crest with three falcon feathers inside a circle (maru ni mitsu takanoha mon). In front of the helmet is a maedate of a gilded sun with thirteen rays. The helmet has four neckguards (shikoro).
A black lacquered facial mask of an old man face with a separate noose piece and a brown moustache (resseibō) from which hangs a four-piece gorget (nodowa). The shoulders are protected with rather small seven-piece gilded sode and Japanese mail (kusari) together with gilded metal gourd pieces over red brocade the arms (fukubekote). Two piece cuirass with laced gilded kozane-plates (kinkozane nimaidō) from which hangs a skirt of six five-piece kusazuri. Large haidate with red cords laced black lacquered metal karuta-plates protect the upper legs.
The lower legs are protected by gilded vertical metal strips over red brocate (shinosuneate). With a brocade waist-band. In a black box for a suit-of-armour (yoroibako).