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C19th Samurai Armour complete with it original storage/display box. Brown-lacquer armour with a momonari kabuto laced in white, orange & green lacing and comprising a momonari kabuto lacquered russet brown & mounted with a four-lame Hineno-style yodarekake, the fukigaeshi applied with stencilled doe skin and the mabisashi lacquered gold & finished in ishime and trimmed with black fukurin; the menpo lacquered to match & applied with a bushy moustache & fitted with a four-lame yodarekake; the cuirass a yokohagi okegawa do with cross-knots, the munaita and wakiita finished in gold lacquer to match the helmet & applied with two decorative rings, the cuirass fitted with seven sections of five-lame kusazuri; chusode; shino gote silvered on the splints; plate and chain mail haidate and shino suneate both silvered to match the kote. Original silk lining have deteriorated which gives the armour character. Overall G- VGC condition. Originally sold by Bonhams 26-6-2010 in Sydney, realised $10,800 inc comm. Ex Owston Collection which was without doubt the largest, most valuable auction of collectibles and antiques ever sold in Australia. (P)
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