Lot 271: An o yoroi, Japan, 20th century
October 24, 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Iron, embossed o boshi with imitated suji plates, helmet bowl in the style of circa 1250 with large, embossed, five-stage tehen kanamono with large hachiman za, obverse with three shinodare, reverse with two shinodare, steep mabezashi, embossed kuwagata dai. Five-lame o manju shikoro with plates of sheet iron with large leather covered fukigaeshi, red kebiki lacing of artificial silk. Originally not a part of the armour. Ni mai tachi do of embossed and gilt sheet metal with silk kebiki lacing in four colours, gilt fukurin. Six five-lame kusazuri of the same type as the do. Sendai and kiyubo no ita. Associated seven-lame o sode with embossed mounts. Yoshitsune kote with coarse kusari on a beige, florally patterned textile backing, tekko and arm plates lacquered black with embossed, gilt mounts. The five-lame haidate also associated with the do. The surfaces partially somewhat bumped, slight signs of age and wear. With a wooden, padded gusokubetsu, some of the slats and boards loosened.
Condition Report: II - III