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A JAPANESE ARMOUR (TOSEI GUSOKU), EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY

comprising sixty four plate

kabuto

profusely studded over its outer surface, fitted with

mabizashi

lacquered red on its underside,

engraved brass

maedate

decorated with flowers and foliage (attaching peg broken),

shikoro

of six lacquered iron lames, the

uppermost with

fukigaeshi

, iron

mempo

lacquered inside and out, fitted with a pair of pierced stylised ears, detachable nose,

moustache and teeth,

yodarekake

of four lames, lacquered iron

applied with a dragon amidst flames in brass and copper,

kusazuri

, a pair of

ko-sode

, a pair of lacquered iron and mail

kote

, and a pair of laquered iron and mail

haidate

See note at front of catalogue for information concerning stands.

£3000-4000

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