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Lot 270: A ni mai hotoke do gusoku, 20th century
October 24, 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: A hoshi suji kabuto formed of 18 red lacquered iron plates, embossed tehen kanamono, steep gilt mabezashi. Five-lame ko manju shikoro also of embossed, black lacquered iron plates, with blue and white sugake lacing, leather covered fukigaeshi. Embossed mon at front, lateral wakidate. Iron Nara-type mempo with improperly applied red lacquer. Four-lame yodare kake with multi-coloured kebiki lacing. Ni mai hotoke do lacquered black and red, at the lower edge six five-lame kusazuri of embossed, black lacquered plates with kebiki lacing. Seven-lame chu sode decorated en suite to the do and with embossed mounts. Associated kote with black lacquered shino and kawara on textile backing. Four-lame kawara haidate of embossed, black lacquered iron plates. Slight signs of age and use. Comes with a black lacquered, somewhat bumped gusokubetsu.
Condition Report: II -