Available to purchase this beautiful Samurai Jinbaori.
Edo Period. 19th Century
Rare and made of black ermine. Finished with white piping and gilt-meal buttons 37 3/8in (95cm) long
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A stunning and rare Edo Period Japanese Samurai Suit with beautiful maki-e lacquer work. Engraved family crests of the Ando and commissioned by a family member.
History: The clan served the Tokugawa clan during Edo Period. Their first recorded family head, Andō Naotsugu was eldest son of Andō Haruyoshi and grandson of Andō Ieshige, retainer of Matsudaira Hirotada (father of Tokugawa Ieyasu).
Andō Nobumasa (安藤 信正, January 10, 1819 – November 20, 1871) was the 5th daimyō of Iwakitaira Domain in the Tōhoku region of Japan, and the 10th and last hereditary chieftain of the Andō clan.
Nobumasa was born at the domain's Edo residence, and was received in formal audience by Shōgun Tokugawa Ienari in 1835. He became daimyō in 1847 on the death of his father. In 1848, he was promoted to the post of sōshaban within the shogunal administration. In 1858, he rose to the post of jisha-bugyō, and subsequently was appointed a wakadoshiyori under the Tairō Ii Naosuke.
Andō was also a supporter of the kobu-gattai policy to strengthen relations between the imperial court and the shogunate. In 1868, during the Boshin War, Nobumasa took the domain into the Ōuetsu Reppan Dōmei over the objections of Nobutake. The domain was overrun and Iwakitaira Castle was burned during the Battle of Iwakitaira, and the victorious Meiji government placed Nobumasa under permanent house arrest in 1868. He was released in 1869 and died in 1871.
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Rare Early Edo Period Kawari style Samurai Kabuto. In excellent condition. It comes with a certificate from the NKBKHK, Tokubetsu Hozon.
It represents, in a stylized way, a scroll coming down, most religious writings having been kept that way. There are NO cracks or chips. The shikoro is lacquered with silver urushi (rare & difficult to do) and that is also in v..g. condition.
Lastly, look at the “byo”, or pins holding the shikoro. Made of silver and unusually shaped.
This piece will make a fantastic edition to any collection.
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