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Lot 24: A fireman's kabuto, 17th century and late Edo period
24 October 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Helmet bowl dating from the mid Edo period, remodelled into a fireman's helmet during the late Edo period. Suji kabuto formed of 16 plates with russet iron surface. Five shinodare, each of the flanges with five large iron hoshi. Iron four-stage tehen kanamono and agemaki-no-kan. Fukigaeshi with gilt mitsu tomoe mon. Interior lining existent, cords missing. Attached a button-on felt skirt with mon applications. Height 15 cm, width 31 cm.
Condition Report: II -