Lot 87: A tatehagi do gusoku, 2nd half of Edo period
October 24, 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Iron suji hoshi kabuto formed of 18 plates, the individual plates studded with robust hoshi, five-stage tehen kanamono and maedate in the form of antlers. Five-lame ko manju shikoro lacquered black, with blue kebiki lacing and replaced hishi nui in red. Large fukigaeshi with applied hiki mon. Iron go mai tatehagi do with russet iron surface, chest section with invocations of Hachiman in uchidashi, blue sugake lacing and gilt fukurin. Seven attached, five-lame kusazuri lacquered black of kizuke kozane in blue kebiki lacing. Kamisori shino kote with large tekko on the upper arm, iron hira kumuri connected by hinges. Six-lame sode with floral Kaga application and gilt kikku mounts, inscribed "Nagasone Tachibana Toshimune Saku". Kawara haidate of black lacquered, red laced leather. Shino suneate also lacquered black, with kusari. The parts of the armour with varying signs of age and use and partially improper repairs.
Condition Report: II - III