568 A, Hosokawa clan purple-laced Nimai-Do gusoku armor, Edo Period
Japanese suits of armor, Edo Period
most spectacular of the suits of armor is Lot 568A, a Hosokawa clan
purple-laced Nimai-Do Gusoku armor from the Edo Period. The
lot has an
estimate of $100,000 to $150,000. It was passed.
Lot 557, Hineno-style helmet
(Kabuto), Edo Period
The catalogue provides the following commentary:
armor with a sixty-two plate black-lacquered suji-bachi helmet with
five-tier shikoro (neckguard) of kittsuke kozane with large fukigaeshi
each with applied kuyo mon (none stars rest), gilt-wood maedate
(forecrest) in the form of antlers and a horned demon mask, the
mabisashi (peak) and fukigaeshi with gilt fukurin (edging), the
mabisashi with kuo mon in lacquer, both mabisashi and shidoro fixed
with kuo mon-headed rivets the hahimanza of brass and shauko the hanmen
(lower facemask) with detachable nose of black-laquered eather, with
nodokake of kittsuke kozane, the nimai-do (two-piece cuirass) of
combined iyo honkozane and kittsuke kozane the munaita (upper part) of
brown-lacquered leather with silver and gold lacquer kuo mon, the same
mon repeated on the sei-ita (uipper back piece) and waki-ita (underarm
pieces), the front with a prominent finely worked gilt repousse dragon
applied to a shakudo-rimmed leather panel, the kusazuri (skirt) of
seven tassets each of five tiers of kittsukezane, hyotan-gote
(sleeves), tekko (hand covers) with hanabishi (floral lozenges) an gilt
kuo mon,six-tier sode (shoulder guards) of kittsuke zane, haidate
(thigh protector) of black-lacquered rectangular scales with
gold-lacquered kuo mon, and with black-lacquered shino suneate
(leg-guards), the armor with red-lacquered wood boxes with
black-leather covers also having the kuo mon of the Hosokawa clan, the
maedate with its box dated the fourth year of the Amseoi era (1857) and
with the maker's name, Endo...."
Lot 557 is a
orange Hineno-style helmet (Kabuto) from the Edo Period It
has a estimate of $3,000 to $4,000.
It sold for $4,750.
Lot 559, a
Lacquer saddle, Edo Period, 17 inches long
Lot 559 is a Edo
Period Lacquer saddle that is 17 inches long. It has an
estimate of $7,000 to $9,000. It
sold for $8,125.
539, "massive" reticulated gilt-bronze hanging lantern, 21 1/4 inches
high, Momoyama Period (Late 16th-Early 17th Century)
539 is a "massive" hexagonal reticulated gilt-bronze hanging lantern
from the Momoyama Period (Late 16th-Early 17th Century). It
is 21 1/4
inches high It has an estimate of $300,000 to $400,000.