Lot 272: A tachi do gusoku, mid Edo period
October 24, 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Iron, black lacquered suji kabuto formed of 62 plates with five-stage, part-gilt tehen kanamono, five-lame and also black lacquered hineno shikoro of kizuke kozane with blue kebiki lacing, the fukigaeshi trimmed with fukurin and decorated with ishidatami mon. Iron oiyebo mempo with four-lame, black lacquered yodare kake in blue sugake lacing. Ni mai tachi do of hon kozane with gold lacquered ishidatami mon, attached six five-lame leather kusazuri. Six-lame, black lacquered chu sode in hon kozane, also in blue kebiki lacing. En suite worked and decorated kote with flower design on the tekko. Plain kusari haidate with ikada and three iyo in the form of ishidatami mon on linen backing. Black lacquered kamisori shinosuneate connected by kusari on worn silk brocade. Comes with a storage box of lacquered wood with iron mounts, illegible inscription on the inside. Signs of age and use, the lacquer surfaces crazed and partially damaged.
Condition Report: II -