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Lot 77: A yokohagi do gusoku, 1st half of Edo period
24 October 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Iron Kaga hineno kabuto formed of five plates with russet iron surface, Kaga school helmet bowl with iron openwork flower appliqués, the plates connected by small kikkubiyo, mabezashi with stylised eyebrows and forehead wrinkles. O mimi shaped wakidate on either side. Five-lame hineno shikoro of smooth iron plates applied with shobugawa and in blue sugake lacing. Small fukigaeshi and the interior of the shikoro lacquered red. Smooth iron hambo in sabinuri lacquer, three-lame, iron, also black lacquered yodare kake with slightly tattered, blue lacing. Exceptionally crafted iron ni mai yokohagi do, the russet iron surface applied with fine iron openwork flowers. Iron kohire and giyoyo with hinges, the watagami hammered in one piece with the back plate, on each giyoyo one kiri mon. Seven five-lame leather kusazuri in blue sugake lacing and inome. The straps of the do improperly replaced. Bishamon kamisori shino kote with russet iron surface with sewn-on ko sode on the upper arm, leather and brocade backing partially replaced. Kusarihaidate with gilt ikada. Brocade partially somewhat tattered and with signs of age, smaller repairs and replacements in places, some fastening loops and toggles missing.
Condition Report: II - III