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Lot 53: A five-plate harikake bachi, late Momoyama/early Edo period
24 October 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Heavy helmet bowl formed of five iron plates, resembling a priest's cap, the forehead plate with chased, stylised wrinkles and eyebrows, laterally applied naturalistically worked ears. The upper half of the helmet bowl in patinated silver and gold lacquer, the lower half in red lacquer. Height 28 cm, width 29 cm.
Condition Report: II - III