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Lot n° 167


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AN IRON SUJIBACHI KABUTO WITH SUKEN MAEDATE Japan, 17th-18th century, Edo period (1615-1868) The components laced predominantly blue and fitted with copper hardware to the brim in the form of two chrysanthemum medallions. The 62-plate hachi topped by a three-tier chrysanthemum-form tehen kanamono, the mabizashi with printed leather and fitted with an iron maedate in the form of a suken (dagger), flanked by the pair of lacquered fukigaeshi, all above a four-lame shikoro. HEIGHT 31 cm (incl. dagger), WIDTH 36 cm WEIGHT 2,634 g Condition: Very good condition with minor surface wear. Tiny nicks and chips to the edges of the lacquer fukigaeshi. One tiny dent to the kanamono. The maedate with wear and rust commensurate to age. Auction comparison: Compare a closely related sixty-two plate sujibachi kabuto, by Myochin Yoshihisa, at Christie’s, Japanese and Korean Art, 21 March 2023, New York, lot 79 ( sold for USD 8,190).