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A very beautiful and impressive dark red lacquered oyoroi suit-of-armour with dark blue cords (kurenaiÂ’urushinuri konÂ’ito odoshi yoroi) in the style of the Japanese Middle Ages (Heian-Muromachi Period).

Large thirty-two plate hoshikabuto-helmet with large back bending fukikaeshi, kuwagata-antlers and in front a gilded carved wooden dragon maedate. The visor of the helmet and the fukikaeshi are decorated with ‘smoked leather’. At the back of the helmet is an orange tassel. With three large neck-guards (shikoro).

A red lacquered facial mask of an old man with a separate noose piece and a grey moustache (resseibo) from which hangs a three-piece gorget (nodowa). Large seven-piece osode with orange tassels protect the shoulders and Japanese mail (kusari) together with gourd-shaped pieces over grey coloured brocade the arms (fukubekote).

A two-piece cuirass of horizontal strips imitating vertical laced kozane-metal lamellae (kiritsuke kozanedo). The throat is also protected by an extra separate gorget. From the cuirass hangs in front a zendan-no-ita piece (partly covered with leather and below laced honkozane) and a kyobi-no-ita piece (covered with leather). The cuirass has in front also two orange tassels and at the back a larger tassel. From the cuirass hang eight five-piece kusazuri. Large haidate consisting of horizontal laced red lacquered itazane lamellae protect the upper legs. The lower legs are protected with red lacquered tube-shaped dosuneate. The oyoroi is completed with “bear-skin” covered shoes. With an brocate waist-band. In a suit-of-armour chest.

Taisho – Showa Period.

Reserve: $5,300.00

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    Yoroi red lacquered

    Estimate $6,000 - $7,000May 27, 2020
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    Ships fromJasper52 seller #117606 in Netherlands
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    New York, NY, USA
    Auction Curated By:
    Jack Nelis
    Asian Antiques Specialist
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