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A SUIT OF ARMOR (YOROI) WITH A SUJIBACHI KABUTO...

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A SUIT OF ARMOR (YOROI) WITH A SUJIBACHI KABUTO WITH A HISHIMON MAEDATE Japan, Edo period (1615-1868) The components laced predominantly in dark blue with lacquered-iron fittings. The armor comprising twelve-plate sujibachi kabuto with a four-tiered chrysanthemum-form gilt-metal tehen kanamono, the mabizashi and fukigaeshi with printed leather, the mabizashi further applied with kiku embosses and fitted with a hishimon maedate, all above the five-lame shikoro; a roiro lacquered iron menpo with a painted moustache, laced with a four-lame yodarekake; the hon kozane fitted with seven sections of five-lame kusazuri; a pair of six-lame sode; a pair of karuta gane haidate; pairs of kote and suneate with iron kusari and plates; and a pair of kegutsu. Condition: Very good condition with expected wear, the lacquer with expected cracks and flaking. With a wood storage box.