Lot 275: An okegawa do gusoku, late Edo period
October 24, 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Light, iron suji kabuto formed of 12 plates with fukurin and lacquered sabinuri, five-stage tehen kanamono, four-lame hineno shikoro in sabinuri lacquer and blue sugake lacing. Iron, black lacquered Nara mempo with three-lame yodare kake, ishimenuri with murasaki coloured sugake lacing. Light ni mai okegawa do of domed, iron, black lacquered plates. Six replaced, four-lame iron kusazuri with improper lacing. Collar and lining missing. Light, six-lame, black lacquered chu sode of smooth plates with blue sugake lacing. Plain, black lacquered shino iyo kote. Iron shino kusari haidate. Black lacquered shinosuneate with kusari. Signs of age and use, textile parts worn, lacquer surfaces partially damaged, iron parts somewhat corroded in places.
Condition Report: III +