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Auction Description for Thomas Del Mar Ltd (in association with Sotheby's): John Woodman Higgins Armory Collection
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4th May 12 noon to 4pm. 5th May 10am to 7pm. 6th May 10am to 5pm.
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John Woodman Higgins Armory Collection

(327 Lots)

by Thomas Del Mar Ltd (in association with Sotheby's)


327 lots with images

May 7, 2014

Live Auction

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**A CHINESE QING DYNASTY SWORD (PEIDAO), LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY

Lot 1: **A CHINESE QING DYNASTY SWORD (PEIDAO), LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY

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Description: **A CHINESE QING DYNASTY SWORD (PEIDAO), LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY with curved blade of liuyedao (willow-leaf) form, cut with a pair of fullers and punched with a series of dots on each side, brass hilt comprising oval guard with fluted border, pommel of betel nut form, and cord-bound grip 71.8 cm; 28 1/4 in blade Provenance Edmund C. Converse, sold American Art Association, 26 November 1927, lot 266, $10.00 JWHA Inv. No. 400 For a discussion of the development of this sword type see P. M. W. Tom 2001, p. 207-222.

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**AN ORIENTAL GLAIVE, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY CHINESE

Lot 2: **AN ORIENTAL GLAIVE, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY CHINESE

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Description: **AN ORIENTAL GLAIVE, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY CHINESE with knife-like blade formed with a slightly curved cutting edge, long tapering conical socket formed with a seam along one side (cracked), on a fabric-covered wooden haft 62.3 cm; 241/2 in head Provenance The museum archives record this as an anonymous gift 1 February 1934 JWHA Inv. No. 2081

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**A BRONZE ROUNDEL, TIBET, EARLY 20TH CENTURY

Lot 3: **A BRONZE ROUNDEL, TIBET, EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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Description: **A BRONZE ROUNDEL, TIBET, EARLY 20TH CENTURY of circular convex form, the outer surface engraved with a central letter in Lantsa script, surrounded by a series of concentric bands and lotus petals, interspersed with lines of Tibetan script, a border of repeated vajra motifs around the edge, the inner surface with a central figure of Samvara, seated in yabyum with his consort, surrounded by five further figure of monks and other deities amidst clouds, six diminutive feet in the form of half vajras around the edge 49 cm; 19 1/4 in diameter Provenance Frank Gair Macomber, sold American Art Association, Anderson Galleries, New York, 10-12 December 1936, lot 230, $5.00 JWHA Inv. No. 2402

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**A JAPANESE DAGGER (TANTO)

Lot 4: **A JAPANESE DAGGER (TANTO)

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Description: **A JAPANESE DAGGER (TANTO) with slightly curved single-edged blade (small chips), traces of hamon, plain tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, fishskin-covered wooden grip (losses), chiselled and gilt kashira and fuchi, in contemporary lacquered saya with chiselled and gilt iron kojiri; together with a black lacquered saya for a katana the first: 30.5 cm; 12 in blade (2) Provenance JWHA Inv. No. 82

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**TWO JAPANESE PARRYING WEAPONS (HACHIWARA), 19TH CENTURY

Lot 5: **TWO JAPANESE PARRYING WEAPONS (HACHIWARA), 19TH CENTURY

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Description: **TWO JAPANESE PARRYING WEAPONS (HACHIWARA), 19TH CENTURY each with robust iron blade of tapering hollowed-square section, enclosed with a brass sleeve at the forte, iron hilt comprising polyhedral guard and pommel, and cord-bound wooden grip 61 cm; 24 in blades (2) Provenance Kano Oshima, New York, 1 April 1934, $15 for both pieces JWHA Inv. Nos. 2141, 3392

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**THREE JAPANESE ARROWHEADS (YANONE), FIVE ARROW SHAFTS  (YANO)

Lot 6: **THREE JAPANESE ARROWHEADS (YANONE), FIVE ARROW SHAFTS (YANO)

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Description: **THREE JAPANESE ARROWHEADS (YANONE), FIVE ARROW SHAFTS (YANO) the first two of sword's point (Tsurugi Kashira) form, the third leaf-shaped, one shaft with a portion of its flight (shafts incomplete, losses) the first: 5.5 cm; 2 1/4 in head (8) Provenance Giulia P. Morosini, sold American Art Association, Anderson Galleries Inc., New York, 10-15 October 1932, part of lot 151 Mrs Goldman JWHA Inv. Nos. 3369, 3380, 3429, 2129 Exhibited Made of Iron, University of St. Thomas Art Department, Houston, Texas, September-December 1966, cat. no. 401.

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**A JAPANESE ARMOUR (TOSEI GUSOKU), EDO PERIOD

Lot 7: **A JAPANESE ARMOUR (TOSEI GUSOKU), EDO PERIOD

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Description: **A JAPANESE ARMOUR (TOSEI GUSOKU), EDO PERIOD comprising thirty-two plate iron kabuto fitted with mabizashi lacquered red on its underside, engraved and gilt brass tehen, shikoro of three lacquered iron lames, the uppermost with fukigaeshi applied with gilt mon, well modelled lacquered iron mempo with integral nose, fitted with yodarekake of four lames, russet iron lamellar dô, the breast decorated in soft metals with a Bodhisattva seated on a wave lapped rock, and the back with a brief inscription in large characters, kusazuri of five lames, a pair of ko-sode each of six lames, a pair of lacquer and mail kote, iron haidate, and a pair of suneate (extensive wear and disarticulation) See note at front of catalogue for information concerning stands Provenance F. Schnittjer & Son, New York, 29 March 1934, $25.00 JWHA Inv. No. 2048 The helmet is signed Naka Hachiman Minamoto no Giichi (Yoshika) Saku and dated equivalent to August 1860.

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**A JAPANESE ARMOUR (TOSEI GUSOKU), EDO PERIOD

Lot 8: **A JAPANESE ARMOUR (TOSEI GUSOKU), EDO PERIOD

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Description: **A JAPANESE ARMOUR (TOSEI GUSOKU), EDO PERIOD comprising associated fourteen-plate iron kabuto fitted with mabizashi inlaid in soft metal with the moon and clouds on the outside and lacquered red on the underside, moulded gilt tehen, shikoro of three lacquered iron lames, the uppermost with broad fukigaeshi, well modelled lacquered iron mempo fitted with a pair of pierced stylised ears, teeth, moustache, detachable nose and yodarekake of four lacquered iron lames, lacquered iron lamellar dô, kusazuri of five lames, a pair of ko-sode each of six lames, a pair of lacquered iron and mail kote, iron and mail haidate, and a pair of suneate (areas of wear and disarticulation) See note at front of catalogue for information concerning stands Provenance The kabuto, Mrs. Anna Matheson Wood, Miami, Florida, donated 3 April, 1952 JWHA Inv. Nos. 2989 and 3096

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**A COMPOSITE JAPANESE ARMOUR (TOSEI GUSOKU), EDO PERIOD

Lot 9: **A COMPOSITE JAPANESE ARMOUR (TOSEI GUSOKU), EDO PERIOD

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Description: **A COMPOSITE JAPANESE ARMOUR (TOSEI GUSOKU), EDO PERIOD comprising twenty-four plate kabuto fitted with mabizashi lacquered red on its underside, moulded tehen, shikoro of five lacquered iron lames, the uppermost with fukigaeshi with soft metal Maruni kumon zasa mon, well modelled lacquered iron mempo fitted with a pair of pierced stylised ears, a pair of shaped ribs, detachable nose, teeth and yodarekake of two lacquered lames, russet iron lamellar dô decorated throughout in soft metals with clouds and figures, kusazuri of five lames, a pair of ko-sode each of six lames, a pair of iron and mail kote including realistically modelled hands, lacquered haidate, and a pair of lacquered iron and fabric suneate (extensive wear and disarticulation) See note at front of catalogue for information concerning stands Provenance The kabuto, Mrs. Anna Matheson Wood, Florida, 3 April 1952 The dô and kusazuri, Kano Oshima, New York, 1 April 1934 JWHA Inv. Nos. 2990, 322, 2142, 321, 1981, 327

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**A COMPOSITE JAPANESE PART ARMOUR (TOSEI GUSOKU), EDO PERIOD

Lot 10: **A COMPOSITE JAPANESE PART ARMOUR (TOSEI GUSOKU), EDO PERIOD

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Description: **A COMPOSITE JAPANESE PART ARMOUR (TOSEI GUSOKU), EDO PERIOD comprising ribbed kabuto, probably for a fireman, lacquered iron mempo fitted with a pair of stylised ears, associated detachable nose and teeth, and yodarekake of four lacquered lames, russet iron lamellar breastplate with a pair of gilt Kiri (paulownia) mon, kusazuri of five lames, and pair of iron and mail kote (areas of wear and disarticulation) See note at front of catalogue for information concerning stands Provenance The kabuto, Angelo Peyron, Florence, sold Savoy Art and Auction Galleries, New York, 5 November 1954, part of lot 588 The mempo, Yamanaka & Co., New York, 21 October 1935 The kote, Carhart Collection, sold, Parke-Bernet Galleries Inc., New York, 18 February 1942, part of lot 167 JWHA Inv. Nos. 3083, 2277, 139, 2677, 329, 546, 328

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**A COMPOSITE JAPANESE PART ARMOUR (TOSEI GUSOKU), EDO PERIOD

Lot 11: **A COMPOSITE JAPANESE PART ARMOUR (TOSEI GUSOKU), EDO PERIOD

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Description: **A COMPOSITE JAPANESE PART ARMOUR (TOSEI GUSOKU), EDO PERIOD comprising lacquered iron dô , kusazuri of five lames, a pair of ko-sode each of three lames, a pair of iron and mail kote, iron haidate, and a pair of iron and fabric suneate with traces of silver decoration (areas of wear and disarticulation) See note at front of catalogue for information concerning stands Provenance The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, sold, Parke-Bernet Galleries Inc., New York, 15 November 1956, part of lot 185 JWHA Inv. Nos. 3137, 544, 547, 549, 596, 548

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**A JAPANESE ARMOUR CASE (GUSOKU BITSU), EDO PERIOD

Lot 12: **A JAPANESE ARMOUR CASE (GUSOKU BITSU), EDO PERIOD

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Description: **A JAPANESE ARMOUR CASE (GUSOKU BITSU), EDO PERIOD of black lacquered wood, the front, side and top each painted with a large Idaki Myoga (facing ginger) mon in red, the borders bound by copper and fitted with an iron lifting handle front and back (areas of wear, small losses) 56 cm; 22 in high Provenance JWHA Inv. No. 287

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**A JAPANESE HELMET (JINGASA), EDO PERIOD, 18TH CENTURY

Lot 13: **A JAPANESE HELMET (JINGASA), EDO PERIOD, 18TH CENTURY

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Description: **A JAPANESE HELMET (JINGASA), EDO PERIOD, 18TH CENTURY formed of eight triangular iron plates joined by raised ribs, embossed at the front with a dragon, fitted at its apex with a foliate tehen, the interior with traces of lacquer, fitted with three rings and an early padded silk lining 36.5 cm; 14 3/8 in diameter Provenance Giulia P. Morosini, sold American Art Association, Anderson Galleries Inc., New York, 10-15 October 1932, part of lot 164 JWHA Inv. No. 1868

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**A JAPANESE HELMET (JINGASA), EDO PERIOD, 18TH CENTURY

Lot 14: **A JAPANESE HELMET (JINGASA), EDO PERIOD, 18TH CENTURY

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Description: **A JAPANESE HELMET (JINGASA), EDO PERIOD, 18TH CENTURY formed of sixteen triangular iron plates, fitted at its apex with a large foliate gilt brass tehen, a gilt brass five leaf mon at the front and a kasa-jirushi no kwan at the rear, the mimi in brass, lacquered red inside, and with traces of an early exhibition label 43.5 cm; 17 1/8 in diameter Provenance Giulia P. Morosini, sold American Art Association, Anderson Galleries Inc., New York, 10-15 October 1932, part of lot 171 JWHA Inv. No. 1874

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**A JAPANESE HELMET (JINGASA), EDO PERIOD, 18TH CENTURY

Lot 15: **A JAPANESE HELMET (JINGASA), EDO PERIOD, 18TH CENTURY

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Description: **A JAPANESE HELMET (JINGASA), EDO PERIOD, 18TH CENTURY formed of eight triangular iron plates joined by small domed rivets, left open at the apex, and the interior with loops for a padded lining 32.7 cm; 12 7/8 in diameter Provenance Giulia P. Morosini, sold American Art Association, Anderson Galleries Inc., New York, 10-15 October 1932, part of lot 164 JWHA Inv. No. 1869

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**A JAPANESE HELMET (JINGASA), EDO PERIOD

Lot 16: **A JAPANESE HELMET (JINGASA), EDO PERIOD

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Description: **A JAPANESE HELMET (JINGASA), EDO PERIOD with leather skull covered with boar hair over the outer surface, fitted at its apex with a moulded brass tehen, centring on a Y-shaped pattern of contrasting white boar's hair, brass kasa-jirushi no kwan at the rear, the interior lacquered red (losses), painted with a gilt mon, and retaining a padded silk lining 35.5 cm; 14 in diameter Provenance Angelo Peyron, Florence, sold Savoy Art and Auction Galleries, New York, 5 November 1954, part of lot 588 JWHA Inv. No. 3083

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**A JAPANESE FOLDING SKULL CAP (HANBURI), EDO PERIOD

Lot 17: **A JAPANESE FOLDING SKULL CAP (HANBURI), EDO PERIOD

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Description: **A JAPANESE FOLDING SKULL CAP (HANBURI), EDO PERIOD formed of five plates joined at the edges by a pair of common pivots, each plate hinged in the centre, the uppermost with pierced edge for a lining, the lowest fitted with a pair folding plates forming a short peak, and the pivots each fitted with hinged cheek-piece 17.8 cm; 7 in high Provenance Dr Bashford Dean (to 1904) Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (Acc.no. 04.4.86), sold Parke-Bernet Galleries Inc., New York, 15 November 1956, part of lot 195 JWHA Inv. No. 3139

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**TWO JAPANESE FACEGUARDS (MEMPO), EDO PERIOD

Lot 18: **TWO JAPANESE FACEGUARDS (MEMPO), EDO PERIOD

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Description: **TWO JAPANESE FACEGUARDS (MEMPO), EDO PERIOD the first of lacquered iron with provision for a pair of ears and a detachable nose (now missing), and fitted with yodarekake of four lames (now detached, worn); the second fitted with a pair of pierced ears and detachable nose, and with provision at the base for a yodarekake (extensively worn, chipped) the first: 16 cm; 6 1/4 in wide (2) Provenance Alfred Maisden Scott, sold Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 25 November 1953, part of lot 154 JWHA Inv. Nos. 3042, 316

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**A JAPANESE CUIRASS (DÕ), EDO PERIOD, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY

Lot 19: **A JAPANESE CUIRASS (DÕ), EDO PERIOD, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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Description: **A JAPANESE CUIRASS (DÕ), EDO PERIOD, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY of iron, the breast formed of twelve upwardly overlapping shaped lames, joined at the top to the neck plate by later leathers, fitted on its left with a single matching side-plate and on the right with two matching side-plates, backplate formed en suite and applied with a paulownia mon, and a pair of shoulder straps set with butterflies Provenance The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, sold, Parke-Bernet Galleries Inc., New York, 15 November 1956, part of lot 185 JWHA Inv. No. 3137

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**A JAPANESE CUIRASS (DÕ) OF HARAMAKI TYPE IN 15TH CENTURY STYLE

Lot 20: **A JAPANESE CUIRASS (DÕ) OF HARAMAKI TYPE IN 15TH CENTURY STYLE

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Description: **A JAPANESE CUIRASS (DÕ) OF HARAMAKI TYPE IN 15TH CENTURY STYLE of leather-covered iron plates trimmed with brass, and fitted with of kusazuri of four lames See note at front of catalogue for information concerning stands Provenance The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, sold, Parke-Bernet Galleries Inc., New York, 15 November 1956, part of lot 185 JWHA Inv. No. 3137

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**A PORTION OF A JAPANESE CUIRASS (DÕ) AND OTHER ELEMENTS OF JAPANESE ARMOUR, EDO PERIOD, 18TH AND 19TH CENTURIES

Lot 21: **A PORTION OF A JAPANESE CUIRASS (DÕ) AND OTHER ELEMENTS OF JAPANESE ARMOUR, EDO PERIOD, 18TH AND 19TH CENTURIES

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Description: **A PORTION OF A JAPANESE CUIRASS (DÕ) AND OTHER ELEMENTS OF JAPANESE ARMOUR, EDO PERIOD, 18TH AND 19TH CENTURIES the first comprising three pieces each formed of three riveted russet plates, decorated throughout with chiselled designs involving dragons, and with traces of soft metal decoration (worn); the second, three detached pieces from a kusazuri, each formed of five lames (one missing a lame) and lacquered in gold and red; and the third a suneate (iron plates missing) the first: 21 cm; 8 1/4 in high (7) Provenance JWHA Inv. Nos. 1981, 2993

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**A PAIR OF JAPANESE ARM DEFENCES (KOTE), EDO PERIOD

Lot 22: **A PAIR OF JAPANESE ARM DEFENCES (KOTE), EDO PERIOD

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Description: **A PAIR OF JAPANESE ARM DEFENCES (KOTE), EDO PERIOD of mail over fabric, the outer face incorporating iron panels, a pair of realistically modelled hands, the surface of all the plates with silver or gold nunome decoration and incorporating a Takano ha (hawks feather) mon (2) Provenance JWHA Inv. No. 320 The mon is probably that of Chigaitakanoha (Asano) family.

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**A PAIR OF CHINESE LEATHER SANDALS, JAPANESE STRAW SANDALS (WARAJI)

Lot 23: **A PAIR OF CHINESE LEATHER SANDALS, JAPANESE STRAW SANDALS (WARAJI)

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Description: **A PAIR OF CHINESE LEATHER SANDALS, JAPANESE STRAW SANDALS (WARAJI) the first: 23.5 cm; 9 1/4 in (4) Provenance The first: Thomas Woroniecki, New York, 9 May 1945, no. 5094 JWHA Inv. No. 2811, 313

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**A JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT BY UTAGAWA KUNITERU

Lot 24: **A JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT BY UTAGAWA KUNITERU

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Description: **A JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT BY UTAGAWA KUNITERU a triptych depicting a well detailed battle scene, titled 'Anigawa Kassen no zu' (Battle of Anigawa) Provenance Acquired by Chapin Riley in Japan, August 1931 and presented to Higgins the following October JWHA Inv. No. 374

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**A JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT, SIGNED KUNISADA

Lot 25: **A JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT, SIGNED KUNISADA

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Description: **A JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT, SIGNED KUNISADA two kabuki scenes, including Danjuro and Hashu Provenance Acquired by Chapin Riley in Japan, August 1931 and presented to Higgins the following October JWHA Inv. No. 372

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**A JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT, SIGNED KUNISADA

Lot 26: **A JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT, SIGNED KUNISADA

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Description: **A JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT, SIGNED KUNISADA two kabuki scenes involving Gohenge Provenance Acquired by Chapin Riley in Japan, August 1931 and presented to Higgins the following October JWHA Inv. No. 376

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**UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER, PROBABLY JAPANESE CIRCA 1920: BURTON HOLMES AND A SAMURAI DISPLAY

Lot 27: **UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER, PROBABLY JAPANESE CIRCA 1920: BURTON HOLMES AND A SAMURAI DISPLAY

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Description: **UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER, PROBABLY JAPANESE CIRCA 1920: BURTON HOLMES AND A SAMURAI DISPLAY framed and glazed 26.8 cm; 10 1/2 in by 31.8 cm; 12 1/2in Provenance Mrs. Edmond Mark Paulin, Rye Beach, New Hampshire, presented to J.W. Higgins 29 July 1957 JWHA Inv. No. 6233 Burton Holmes was born into a prosperous Chicago family in 1870. From an early age he enjoyed travel, as an adult he roamed the globe each summer for over fifty years and toured American auditoria in winter. During the 1945-46 season, aged 75, he gave 157 two-hour lectures. It was from these lectures that he first coined the term "Travelogue" in 1904 to advertise his unique live stage presentations. Sophisticated and elegantly attired, Holmes has been described as the world's most famous traveller during the first half of the 20th century. He died in 1958 and his company, Burton Holmes International, survived into the 1970s.

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**A JAPANESE SNAP MATCHLOCK MUSKET (TANEGASHIMA TEPPO), 18TH/19TH CENTURY

Lot 28: **A JAPANESE SNAP MATCHLOCK MUSKET (TANEGASHIMA TEPPO), 18TH/19TH CENTURY

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Description: **A JAPANESE SNAP MATCHLOCK MUSKET (TANEGASHIMA TEPPO), 18TH/19TH CENTURY with heavy octagonal barrel swelling at the muzzle and fitted with a pierced wedge-shaped foresight, block-shaped back-sight, decorated over its surface in soft metals with dragons and a phoenix amidst traditional clouds, incised with two large characters on a silvered ground at the median and with a gilt aoi mon, probably Tockugawa, over the breech, the latter signed beneath, fitted with a screw-in plug concealed within the stock and retained by a scroll-engraved brass band, fitted with integral iron pan decorated en suite and with pivot brass cover, brass fence, iron serpentine decorated with matching cloud designs, brass trigger with hand support behind and blackened hardwood full stock (cracked ahead of the lock, ramrod missing) 75.8 cm; 29 7/8 in barrel Provenance JWHA Inv. No. 2083 The barrel is signed Jitetsu Niju Makibari Setsu(no) Ju Tanaka Yasubei of Kisen

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**AN EAST AFRICAN SHIELD, SOMALIA, 19TH CENTURY

Lot 29: **AN EAST AFRICAN SHIELD, SOMALIA, 19TH CENTURY

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Description: **AN EAST AFRICAN SHIELD, SOMALIA, 19TH CENTURY of strongly convex circular form, the outer surface tooled and rising to a low domed finial, the interior fitted with a robust enarme 50.5 cm; 19 3/4 in diameter Provenance Albert R. Louis, sold Walpole Galleries, New York, 22 February 1927, lot 149 JWHA Inv. No. 119

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**THREE AFRICAN SPEARS, 19TH CENTURY

Lot 30: **THREE AFRICAN SPEARS, 19TH CENTURY

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Description: **THREE AFRICAN SPEARS, 19TH CENTURY the first probably South African, with broad leaf-shaped blade retained by a long tubular medial ridge, tapering socket and later wooden haft; the second with long slender blade of flattened-triangular section, square-section then tapering conical socket, on a wooden haft, and the third with leaf-shaped blade and tapering socket, on an early haft the first 75 cm; 29 1/2 in head (3) Provenance The first: Fenton & Sons, London, 30 April 1931 The second: Burghard Steiner, New York, sold Walpole Galleries, New York, 26 January 1927, lot 232 The third: Misses Henderson, Worcester, Massachusetts, 12 November 1931 JWHA Inv. Nos. 1483, 599, 1688

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**A SAFAVID IRON AMULET BOX, 17TH/18TH CENTURY

Lot 31: **A SAFAVID IRON AMULET BOX, 17TH/18TH CENTURY

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Description: **A SAFAVID IRON AMULET BOX, 17TH/18TH CENTURY of octagonal form, the convex lid with appliqué openwork arabesque and calligraphic medallion with brass rivets, the underside engraved with grid of sixteen squares, each with Arabic numerals, piercings on two sides for lid attachment 1.7 cm; 3/8 in high Provenance J. Zado Noorian, New York, 15 October 1936 JWHA Inv. No. 2376

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**AN INDIAN SWORD (PATISSA), 17TH CENTURY

Lot 32: **AN INDIAN SWORD (PATISSA), 17TH CENTURY

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Description: **AN INDIAN SWORD (PATISSA), 17TH CENTURY with broad flat blade etched in imitation of watered steel swelling towards a sharp 'swallow's tail' point, iron hilt comprising figure-of-eight shaped guard (cracked on one side) drawn-down in the centre to form a very long pair of moulded langets enclosing the lower portion of the blade, shallow cup-shaped pommel (perhaps associated) with tapering moulded attenuated finial 76.5 cm; 30 1/8 in blade Provenance The Museum archives record this as an anonymous gift 1 February 1934 JWHA Inv. No. 2056

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**AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), 19TH CENTURY

Lot 33: **AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), 19TH CENTURY

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Description: **AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), 19TH CENTURY with broad curved blade double-edged towards the point, cut with a series of long recessed panels, decorated with gold koftgari foliage and etched in imitation of watered pattern, iron hilt of characteristic form including large disc-shaped pommel, chiselled over its surface with flowers and foliage and enriched with gold (areas of wear) 75 cm; 29 1/2 in blade Provenance The Museum archives record this as an anonymous gift 1 February 1934 JWHA Inv. No. 2051 Exhibited Rennsselaer County Jr. Museum, Troy, New York, February - April 1959 R.H. White & Co., Boston, Massachusetts, 27 July - 7 August 1961 Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 6 January - 21 February 1966 Schnectady Museum, New York, 4 June - 13 September 1979

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**AN INDIAN EXECUTIONER'S SWORD (TEGHA), LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY

Lot 34: **AN INDIAN EXECUTIONER'S SWORD (TEGHA), LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY

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Description: **AN INDIAN EXECUTIONER'S SWORD (TEGHA), LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY with characteristic very broad blade double-edged for its upper third, chiselled with four long panels, an architectural framework filled with exotic beasts and encrusted with brass deities in low relief on each side, iron hilt of talwar form, including recurved knuckle-guard with serpent head finial, and decorated over its surface with silver flowers 74.5 cm; 29 3/8 in blade Provenance The Museum archives record this as an anonymous gift 1 February 1934 JWHA Inv. No. 2072

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**A NORTH INDIAN SWORD (RAM DAO), 19TH CENTURY

Lot 35: **A NORTH INDIAN SWORD (RAM DAO), 19TH CENTURY

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Description: **A NORTH INDIAN SWORD (RAM DAO), 19TH CENTURY of characteristic form, with broad hatchet blade chiselled on each face along the back-edge with a rudimentary inscription including 'India' and geometric designs on each face all filled with red pigment, inlaid with a brass 'eye' on each face, moulded iron hilt with copper ferrule and pommel, and chequered grip 44.8 cm; 17 1/2 in blade Provenance Frank Gair Macomber, sold American Art Association, Anderson Galleries, New York, 10-12 December 1936, lot 281 JWHA Inv. No. 2408

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**AN INDIAN GAUNTLET SWORD (PATA), 18TH CENTURY

Lot 36: **AN INDIAN GAUNTLET SWORD (PATA), 18TH CENTURY

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Description: **AN INDIAN GAUNTLET SWORD (PATA), 18TH CENTURY with tapering blade, characteristic iron hilt including a pair of shaped panels extending over the base of the blade, embossed over its outer surface with a pair of monstrous eyes and reinforced around the borders and over the hand with shaped panels, the sides of the wrist fitted with five pair of loops each carrying a rattle (two missing), wooden grip bar, and iron arm support 86.5 cm; 34 in blade Provenance The Museum archives record this as an anonymous gift 1 February 1934 JWHA Inv. No. 2061

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**AN INDIAN DAGGER (KATAR), 19TH CENTURY

Lot 37: **AN INDIAN DAGGER (KATAR), 19TH CENTURY

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Description: **AN INDIAN DAGGER (KATAR), 19TH CENTURY with double-edged blade cut-down from a European sword, iron hilt of characteristic form, comprising a pair of langets with lotus leaf terminals, side bars decorated with a running border pattern, grip bars with knop-shaped mouldings, chiselled throughout with linear patterns; together with two contemporary Indian katar scabbards and a yataghan scabbard the first: 29.5 cm; 11 5/8 in blade (4) Provenance The first: Daniel Z. Noorian, New York, 3 April 1929 JWHA Inv. No. 735

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**AN INDIAN SPEAR, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY

Lot 38: **AN INDIAN SPEAR, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY

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Description: **AN INDIAN SPEAR, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY with tapering central blade moulded at the base, formed with a pair of sharply down-turned basal lugs, tapering socket applied with four raised serrated ribs (one missing, some loose), on its iron haft with bulbous base 39 cm; 15 3/8 in head Provenance Frank Gair Macomber, sold American Art Association, Anderson Galleries, New York, 10-12 December 1936, lot 466 JWHA Inv. No. 2437

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**AN INDIAN SPEAR, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY, WITH INSCRIPTIONS OF COMMANDER QAMAR AL-DAULAH BAHADUR

Lot 39: **AN INDIAN SPEAR, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY, WITH INSCRIPTIONS OF COMMANDER QAMAR AL-DAULAH BAHADUR

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Description: **AN INDIAN SPEAR, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY, WITH INSCRIPTIONS OF COMMANDER QAMAR AL-DAULAH BAHADUR with long tapering blade formed with a reinforced tip, a medial ridge and a pair of flaring lugs at the base, brass moulded base formed with a series of pronounced collars, the top engraved and with a brief inscription at the base, on a wooden haft complete with a tassel 62 cm; 24 3/8 in head Provenance Theodore Offerman, New York, sold American Art Association, New York, 5 February 1938, lot 22 JWHA Inv. No. 2474 The commander could be the son of Asaf Jah III of Hyderabad or perhaps the Nawwab of Surat (d. 1842) or his son.

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**A MORO SHORTSWORD, LATE 19TH CENTURY

Lot 40: **A MORO SHORTSWORD, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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Description: **A MORO SHORTSWORD, LATE 19TH CENTURY with broad double-edged blade, brass ferrule, and turned wooden grip bound with rattan, in its rattan-bound wooden scabbard; together with another scabbard for a South East Asian dagger 36 cm; 14 1/4 in blade (2) Provenance Milton R. MacIntosh, Cranston, Rhode Island, acquired December 1970, no. 68 JWHA Inv. No. 3761

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**A MALAYSIAN DAGGER (KRIS), PROBABALY JAVA

Lot 41: **A MALAYSIAN DAGGER (KRIS), PROBABALY JAVA

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Description: **A MALAYSIAN DAGGER (KRIS), PROBABALY JAVA with wavy blade widening at the base and applied with white metal srips, carved wooden grip, white metal ferrule, filigree selut, in its wooden scabbard inlaid with engraved white metal plaques, and carved wrangka 28 cm; 11 in blade Provenance JWHA Inv. No. 1434

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**A PAIR OF NORTH AFRICAN PRICK SPURS, 19TH CENTURY

Lot 42: **A PAIR OF NORTH AFRICAN PRICK SPURS, 19TH CENTURY

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Description: **A PAIR OF NORTH AFRICAN PRICK SPURS, 19TH CENTURY with minor differences, of tinned iron, with characteristically long spikes, moulded at the base, arched heel-bands formed with a tall rectangular slot at the back and rectangular spatulate terminals pierced for straps 28 cm; 11 in (2) Provenance George L. Maxwell, sold Anderson Galleries, New York, 28 November 1928, lot 7 JWHA Inv. No. 681

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**AN INDO-PERSIAN HELMET (KULAH-KHUD) AND ARM DEFENSE (BAZU BAND), 19TH CENTURY

Lot 43: **AN INDO-PERSIAN HELMET (KULAH-KHUD) AND ARM DEFENSE (BAZU BAND), 19TH CENTURY

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Description: **AN INDO-PERSIAN HELMET (KULAH-KHUD) AND ARM DEFENSE (BAZU BAND), 19TH CENTURY the first with hemispherical skull, fitted at its centre with a stout spike moulded at the base, a pair of plume-holders and sliding nasal bar at the front, the skull etched with mounted warriors and exotic animals enriched with gold (losses, worn), and retaining a portion of its mail neck-defence; the second retaining its wrist-plates (mail joins with losses) and decorated en suite the first: 25 cm; 9 7/8 in high (2)

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**AN OTTOMAN HELMET, 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY SUDAN

Lot 44: **AN OTTOMAN HELMET, 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY SUDAN

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Description: **AN OTTOMAN HELMET, 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY SUDAN with domed skull, fitted at the top with a rudimentary finial on a large engraved brass washer, long fixed nasal bar, and retaining its mail neck-defence (losses, some replacements) the first: 31.5 cm; 12 1/2 in high Provenance Sotheby & Co. ,7 July 1924 Fenton & Sons, London, 10 March 1928, no. 941 JWHA Inv. No. 517

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**A MAIL SHIRT, 17TH/18TH CENTURY, OTTOMAN TURKISH OR MOGHUL INDIAN

Lot 45: **A MAIL SHIRT, 17TH/18TH CENTURY, OTTOMAN TURKISH OR MOGHUL INDIAN

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Description: **A MAIL SHIRT, 17TH/18TH CENTURY, OTTOMAN TURKISH OR MOGHUL INDIAN formed of riveted rings of circular-and oval-section wire and of differing size, with a very short collar, open at the neck, a pair of short arms, short skirt extending over the thighs and vented front and back (small holes, some working repairs) Provenance Sumner Healey, New York, 1 February 1933 JWHA Inv. No. 3927

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**A MAIL SHIRT AND A MAIL COIF, 17TH/18TH CENTURY, OTTOMAN TURKISH ADAPTED IN NORTH AFRICA

Lot 46: **A MAIL SHIRT AND A MAIL COIF, 17TH/18TH CENTURY, OTTOMAN TURKISH ADAPTED IN NORTH AFRICA

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Description: **A MAIL SHIRT AND A MAIL COIF, 17TH/18TH CENTURY, OTTOMAN TURKISH ADAPTED IN NORTH AFRICA the coif formed of graduated riveted rings of oval-section wire, open at the face and with three triangular panels extending over the ears and the neck; the shirt formed of riveted rings of oval and circular-section wire, open at the neck, a pair of full-length arms each with cuffs of differing rings, and centrally divided skirt extending to the knee (small holes and repairs) (2) Provenance Fenton & Sons, London, 14 July 1928 JWHA Inv. No. 594, 2991 Exhibited Beaumont Art Museum, Texas, 5 December 1977 - 23 January 1978 Schnectady Museum, New York, 4 June - 13 September 1979 Lowe Museum, Miami, Florida, 1 December 1979 - 13 January 1980

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**A MAIL SHIRT, 18TH/19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY NEAR EASTERN

Lot 47: **A MAIL SHIRT, 18TH/19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY NEAR EASTERN

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Description: **A MAIL SHIRT, 18TH/19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY NEAR EASTERN formed of riveted rings of circular-section wire, divided at the neck, with a pair of short arms, extending over the top of the thigh and divided front and back (small holes and repairs) Provenance William Ockelford Oldman, London, 1 May 1931 JWHA Inv. No. 1542 Exhibited Charleston Art Gallery of Sunrise, West Virginia, January - 1 May 1975

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**A MAIL SHIRT, PROBABLY OTTOMAN TURKISH 17TH/18TH CENTURY

Lot 48: **A MAIL SHIRT, PROBABLY OTTOMAN TURKISH 17TH/18TH CENTURY

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Description: **A MAIL SHIRT, PROBABLY OTTOMAN TURKISH 17TH/18TH CENTURY of large proportions, formed of riveted rings of circular-and oval-section wire, with a short upstanding collar stiffened with thongs and divided at the front, a pair of short sleeves, and short undivided skirt (small holes, some working repairs) Provenance American Art Association, New York, 23 November 1928, lot 126, $100 JWHA Inv. No. 606 The repairs and the leather stiffening on the collar would suggest that this was used in Africa in the late 19th Century

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**A MAIL SHIRT, PROBABLY MUGHAL INDIAN 18TH/19TH CENTURY

Lot 49: **A MAIL SHIRT, PROBABLY MUGHAL INDIAN 18TH/19TH CENTURY

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Description: **A MAIL SHIRT, PROBABLY MUGHAL INDIAN 18TH/19TH CENTURY formed of riveted rings of circular-section wire, with a very short collar divided at the front and back, a pair of short sleeves, and divided skirt extending to the thigh (small holes and losses) Provenance Fenton & Sons, London, 14 July 1928 JWHA Inv. No. 590

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**A MAIL AND LAMELLAR SHIRT, 17TH CENTURY, EAST EUROPEAN OR RUSSIAN

Lot 50: **A MAIL AND LAMELLAR SHIRT, 17TH CENTURY, EAST EUROPEAN OR RUSSIAN

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Description: **A MAIL AND LAMELLAR SHIRT, 17TH CENTURY, EAST EUROPEAN OR RUSSIAN formed of riveted rings of oval-section wire, open at the front, a pair of long arms, flared skirt extending to above the knee, the back, front and sides fitted with numerous rectangular lamellar plates arranged in vertical panels over the torso (losses, extensively at the front) and those at the front including two with brass arms for closure (repairs) Provenance William Ockelford Oldman, London, 1 May 1931 JWHA Inv. No. 1541

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