151. A Japanese black lacquered suit of armour, Tosei Gusoku

A Japanese black lacquered suit of armour, Tosei Gusoku
Edo period (1603-1868)
The black lacquered armor woven with dark blue and cream ropes, comprising:
– A helmet, kabuto
A four part neck guard, shikoro
– A lacquered mask with white mustache, mempo
– Two shoulder pieces, sode
– A two-part cuirass, do
Hanging from the cuirass six five-part kusazuri
– Two arm protectors with maze
– Two thigh protectors with maze, haidate
– Two shin protectors, dosuneate
Excluding illustrated stand
Provenance:
– Auction Thomas del Mar Ltd., London, June 26, 2013, lot 17
– Private collection, The Netherlands
(12x)

Estimate
€ 2.000 - 3.000
Hammer amount
€ 2.000