Lot 76: A warabe gusoku, 1st half of Edo period
October 24, 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Older kobishi kabuto of iron formed of 62 black lacquered plates, three-stage tehen kanamono, five-lame hineno shikoro, also black lacquered, with leather-covered and gilt fukigaeshi and faded, formerly black kebiki lacing. Riyubo-type mempo with four-lame yodare kake in blue sugake lacing. Ni mai hishinui do of iron with ruiro nuri surface and golden-yellow kebiki lacing. Seven five-lame kusazuri of lacquered leather, also in yellow sugake lacing. Black lacquered kusari kote with ikada on tattered brocade. Five-lame, improperly assembled sode of leather kusazuri. Textile parts partially heavily worn, parts of the armour with signs of age and use and some improper repairs.
Condition Report: II - III