A Japanese black lacquered suit of armour, Tosei Gusoku
Edo period (1603-1868)
The black lacquered armour woven with dark blue and cream ropes, comprising:
– A helmet, kabuto
A four-part neck guard, shikoro
– A lacquered mask with white moustache, 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
– Auction Thomas del Mar Ltd., London, 26 June 2013, lot 17
– Private collection, The Netherlands

€ 2.000 - 3.000
€ 2.000