FINE SHINTO PERIOD KABUTO
This is an excellent unsigned shinto period 24
The exterior surfaces of the iron are lacquered
There are a few battle scares, areas of lacquer
could be easily restored. However is looks fine
in its original
state. The kabuto has a 5 lame neck defense
with original silk
lacing. The top lames turn back, have
gilted bronze family
mons in the form of those used by the date family,
the northern Japanese province of Sendai. The
copper maedate is in 6 star form, probably a
related family of
the daimyo. A 4 stage tehen tops the helmet.
The original lining is
torn clearly showing the interior construction
of the plates.
All in all a wonderful early work.
Price: $4,800.00 US