21 novembre 2010

Two Japanese suits of armour. Edo period (18th-19th century)

A Japanese suit of armour. Edo period (18th-19th century). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Yoko-hagi Okegawa nimai-do gusoku type, with sixteen-plate sujibachi ridged helmet, butterfly mon on the fukigaeshi [turnbacks], the peak stamped and coloured in the style of Dutch leather with scrolling foliage, black lacquered shikoro [neck guard], the russet iron do [breastplate] with small panels decorated in gold and silver hiramaki-e on a black ground with plum blossom; 61¼ in. (156 cm.) high including plinth - Estimate £5,000 -... [Lire la suite]