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Armour - Japan - 1970-1980, 1980-1990

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An amazing all-matching Japanese black lacquer suit-of-armour (Yoroi) with white cords, a multicoloured and orange hem and a 2-piece cuirass (kuro’urushinuri kon’ito hi’suso nimaidô tôsei gusoku) featuring crest 紋 (mon) : Five-three paulownia crests.

- 21-plate ‘russet iron’ suji’bachi kabuto (helmet with raised ridges) . Impressive brass kanzi maedate (decorative front piece) , flanked by long horn-shaped kuwagata. Large 4-tiered chrysanthemum-shaped tehen’no’kanamono (decorative apex fitting) , navy blue silk agemaki (decorative tassel) , 3-tiered black lacquer ‘itazane’-plate shikoro (neck guards) and back-bending fukikaeshi (face guards) with brown decorative ‘smoked leather’ borders and fitted with appliques in the shape of a crest depicting the three swirling commas.

- ‘Angry man’-facial mask (resseibô) with gold lacquered teeth, and 4-tiered ‘itazane’-plate gorget (yodarekake) .
- Sode (shoulder guards) , tôsei-type, constructed with 6 rows of laced slightly arched 'itazane’-plates.
- Kote (bracer) , shino-type, metal pieces connected by Japanese mail (kaushi-gusari) ; the lower arm with 5 oblong pieces, and the upper arm with three rows of alternating diamond-shaped and oblong plates. Placed over dark brown silk with aplum blossom- and wave design. The elbows with a tiered chrysanthemum (kiku) -shaped protective plate. The hand guards (tekko) are decorated with small matching ‘comma’-crest appliques.
- Black lacquered dô (cuirass) of the ‘yokohagi okegawa’-type with a gilded Kiri-koji crest (mon) designed at both the center of front side and back side. Together with a sturdy cord rings and a single decorative agemaki. From the cuirass hangs a 7-part of 5-pieces ‘itazane’-plate kusazuri (tassets) .
- Green silk brocade uwa’obi (waistband) with a floral design. (Wear)
- Haidate (thigh armour) of 4-rows of small lacquered plates with traces of gilding. Surrounding a large reticulated plate shaped like a chrysanthemum. Placed on en-suite silk with decorative ‘smoked leather’ borders.
- Suneate (shin guards) , shino-type, vertical long and thin metal plates connected by Japanese mail placed on matching silk, and the tateage (knee guards) with diamond-shaped lacquered metal pieces.

Including matching high-quality store-box for a suit-of armour (yoroi’bako) fitted with 'pole carrying'-handles and reinforced by metal hardware. The front and top side are decorated with the character Kiri 桐纹 (“in front”) in gold. The weight of the store-box is about 10 kgs.

Also with a small deer-hide cover that can be placed on the yoroi’bako.

Height with box: approx. 167 cm.

In a good condition with some traces of wear conform age, and as stated before. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.

We include a wooden stand in this lot.

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An amazing all-matching Japanese black lacquer suit-of-armour (Yoroi) with white cords, a multicoloured and orange hem and a 2-piece cuirass (kuro’urushinuri kon’ito hi’suso nimaidô tôsei gusoku) featuring crest 紋 (mon) : Five-three paulownia crests.

- 21-plate ‘russet iron’ suji’bachi kabuto (helmet with raised ridges) . Impressive brass kanzi maedate (decorative front piece) , flanked by long horn-shaped kuwagata. Large 4-tiered chrysanthemum-shaped tehen’no’kanamono (decorative apex fitting) , navy blue silk agemaki (decorative tassel) , 3-tiered black lacquer ‘itazane’-plate shikoro (neck guards) and back-bending fukikaeshi (face guards) with brown decorative ‘smoked leather’ borders and fitted with appliques in the shape of a crest depicting the three swirling commas.

- ‘Angry man’-facial mask (resseibô) with gold lacquered teeth, and 4-tiered ‘itazane’-plate gorget (yodarekake) .
- Sode (shoulder guards) , tôsei-type, constructed with 6 rows of laced slightly arched 'itazane’-plates.
- Kote (bracer) , shino-type, metal pieces connected by Japanese mail (kaushi-gusari) ; the lower arm with 5 oblong pieces, and the upper arm with three rows of alternating diamond-shaped and oblong plates. Placed over dark brown silk with aplum blossom- and wave design. The elbows with a tiered chrysanthemum (kiku) -shaped protective plate. The hand guards (tekko) are decorated with small matching ‘comma’-crest appliques.
- Black lacquered dô (cuirass) of the ‘yokohagi okegawa’-type with a gilded Kiri-koji crest (mon) designed at both the center of front side and back side. Together with a sturdy cord rings and a single decorative agemaki. From the cuirass hangs a 7-part of 5-pieces ‘itazane’-plate kusazuri (tassets) .
- Green silk brocade uwa’obi (waistband) with a floral design. (Wear)
- Haidate (thigh armour) of 4-rows of small lacquered plates with traces of gilding. Surrounding a large reticulated plate shaped like a chrysanthemum. Placed on en-suite silk with decorative ‘smoked leather’ borders.
- Suneate (shin guards) , shino-type, vertical long and thin metal plates connected by Japanese mail placed on matching silk, and the tateage (knee guards) with diamond-shaped lacquered metal pieces.

Including matching high-quality store-box for a suit-of armour (yoroi’bako) fitted with 'pole carrying'-handles and reinforced by metal hardware. The front and top side are decorated with the character Kiri 桐纹 (“in front”) in gold. The weight of the store-box is about 10 kgs.

Also with a small deer-hide cover that can be placed on the yoroi’bako.

Height with box: approx. 167 cm.

In a good condition with some traces of wear conform age, and as stated before. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.

We include a wooden stand in this lot.

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