AVAILABLE - A Tetsu Kuro Urushi Tokan Nari Samurai Kabuto
A Tokan Nari kawari kabuto in the form of a Chinese Court Cap. Composed of several hand hammered plates to resemble individual fukuramu tate hage-no-ita [convex plates running vertically] joined together and lacquered in sleek black lacquer. The front facing plate featuring two 16 petal kiku [chrysanthemum] mons and a single kiri [paulownia] crest (most likely later additions). During the Edo period, these crests were used by samurai / retainers connected to the imperial court. The rear of the kabuto bears two ushirodate-dai [rear crest holders]. Falling from the helmet bowl is a generous sweeping five-lame hineno-jikoro [close-fitting neck-guard] of kiritsuke-kozane [imitation lamellae] is finished in blue / navy blue kebiki-odoshi [close-spaced lacing]. Original cloth lining and silk chin cords.
Overall condition is very good with no lacquer loss.
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