An antique, outstanding signed suji’bachi kabuto (helmet with ridges) surmounted by a gilt metal maedate (forecrest) shaped like a full moon emerging from the clouds heightened by a circular applique depicting three swirling commas 三ツ巴 (mitsudomoe).
The 52-plate ‘russet iron’ bowl of the the kôseizan type (tall shape). On top a high bronze 7-tiered tehen’no’kanamono (decorative apex fitting). The visor (mabizashi) covered by light decorative ‘smoked leather’ and flanked by a pair of very small fukigaeshi (face guards) finished with black lacquer.
The long, curved four-lame ‘kiritsuke kozane’-plate shikoro (neck guard) lacquered black as well and laced with navy blue silk cords.
The inside of the bowl with an attribution to ‘Munetake’. Signed ‘Made by Munetake’ 宗武作 (Munetake saku).
Height 31 cm, Width 30 cm, Depth 35 cm.
Length maedate 10 cm.
Weight 2.3 kg.
Period: Japan – Late Edo Period (First half 19th century).
Seen its age, approx. 170-220 years old, it is in a very good condition with traces of wear consistent with age, like minimal lacquer loss along the rims and some wear of the lining. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.
in Aziatische en tribale kunst / Japanse kunst