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Lot 43: A six-plate toppai kabuto, late Edo period
October 24, 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Iron helmet bowl formed of six plates, the obverse pointed, the reverse round, each side with riveted reinforcing bands with silver decorations. The forehead depicting two celestial guardians in sawari nunome, the reverse improperly lacquered red and restored. Five-lame iron hineno shikoro, lacquered black, with partially tattered blue sugake lacing. Fukigaeshi with gilt kikyo mon, slightly damaged and fixated leather. Helmet lining improperly repaired. Obverse with gilt maidate in the form of a dragon. Height 41 cm, width 32 cm.
Condition Report: II - III