Lot 1311: Japanese Samurai armor (dou or do)
November 18, 2016
West Columbia, SC, USALive Auction
Japanese Samurai armor (dou or do) mid 19th century, iron, lacquer and textile construction with Daki Gashiwa mon, comprising: spaulder, vambrace, cuirass and padding, cuisse, gauntlets and fauld, overall H40"
Provenance: Property deaccessioned from a Virginia institution to benefit the collections and conservation funds
Other Notes: According to the institution object records the Mon was identified by Josephine Hadley while at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1938-1946. It is her opinion that the Jo-Mon belongs to either of the three families: Fuji-I, Yoshida, or Tere-Jima.
Partial armour. Wear, flaking oxidation and losses to lacquer and metal mounts. Some replaced ties and losses to fabric backing.
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