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Tora Tori Gallery
kabuto helmet of uchidashi type in repoussé iron with spirals with silver tehen kanamono. The fukigaeshi are made of iron covered with leather and carrying a mön "môke". The ryubu type menpô is in black lacquered iron, red lacquered interior. Yodarekake with 4 slats in black lacquered iron also with some accidents and lacing tears due to age.(see photos)
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Hoshi bachi type composed of 18 iron slats with visible rivets. The tehen is made of gilded copier in the shape of a kiku. The plate on the front bears the inscription Hachiman dai Bosatsu. On the fukigaeshi a môn features a hi-ôgi fan in gilded copper. The shikoro is 5 slats in blue laced iron. The menpô is not included with the helmet. Early Edo period (1603-1868).
Japanese : Samurai : Sword Fittings : Pre 1700 item #1476385
A rare and beautiful Japanese KOZUKA KNIFE HANDLE of a by-knife that is part of a sword mounting. It is kept in a slot on the reverse side of a Kattana Scabbard, often with a matching Kogai. It depicts the Gatekeepers arm-wrestling, EDO PERIOD (1603-1868), 18th Century. Shakudo alloy with GOLD decorated appliqué of the Guardian Kings AGYO and UNGYO. Size: 9.5 cm x 1.4 cm.
A panel covered in black lacquer decorated with blossoming plums forms the center of this stand made to display a set of Japanese swords. It is 44 x 21 x 44.5 cm, and in overall fine condition, with minor mars typical of use.
Japanese : Samurai : Sword Fittings : Pre 1837 VR item #1475308 (stock #D-2023-1108)
Iron tsuba in the shape of a chrysanthemum (kikugata), openworked in negative with foliage and geometric patterns. Chrysanthemum shaped tsuba were quite popular in the Edo period as the flower was considered a symbol of nobility and elegance. Kikugata are often openworked in negative. This creates intricate and delicate patterns that reflect the level of sophistication and refinement of the craftsmen. Japan – Edo period (1603-1868) Width: 2.9 in...
Japanese : Samurai : Sword Fittings : Pre 1837 VR item #1475307 (stock #2023-1108)
Rectangular-shaped (nadekakugata) iron tsuba decorated with two dragonflies with copper tara-zogan inlay. Japan – Edo period (1603-1868) Width: 2.4 in. (6.2 cm) – depth: 2.7 in. (7 cm)
Japanese : Samurai : Sword Fittings : Pre 1837 VR item #1475306 (stock #D-2023-1107)
Ovoid-shaped (nagamarugata) iron tsuba hammered and chased with medallions. On one side, medallions of a dragon with gold highlights and a komainu (or shishi – lion dog guarding the temple). On the other one, a medallion of waves and clouds with gold highlights Tanaka school Japan – Edo period (1603-1868) Width: 3.1 in. (8 cm) – depth: 3.3 in. (8.5 cm)
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IRON HAND FAN WITH THE BIG DIPPER DESIGN
'Tessen' (ref. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_war_fan) with the design of the Big Dipper on paper, Edo period, 19th century, Japan, Open: 51 x 28.5cm (20.07 x 11.22in), Fold: 4 x 28.5cm (1.57 x 11.22in). Revolution of the heavenly bodies was the one of main supporting foundations for the people's life at that time, and especially the Big Dipper was very meant to them...
Rare Japanese Meiji Period 'Gunbai' samurai leader's standard. In lacquered wood box reading: "Gun Ogi" military fan; Hachiman Daibosatsu" Hachiman, Great god of war. Fan is in excellent condition. Characters on the fan also read, "Hachiman Diety." Box has some lacquer wear. Box 23" LONG BY 11" WIDE. Ask for shipping quote.
Antique Japanese pair of armor boxes. Made of kiri (paulownia) wood and lacquered a deep reddish orange color with black details. Iron hardware including carrying handles. The crest is that of two crossing hawk feathers (Takanoha), possibly the crest of the Abe Clan. The Abe Clan (安倍氏, Abe-shi) was a samurai family that was close to the Tokugawa shogunate.
Age: Edo Period (1603-1867)
Dimensions: 19 1/2" high x 14 3/4" wide x 14 1/4" deep (each box)
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BLACK AND GOLD JINGASA HAT
Radial-patterned camp hat for samurai use made with paper for the outside (with gold foil and black lacquer) and cloth for the inside, Edo period, 19th century, Japan. D 42 x H 5cm (16.53 x 1.96in)...
Japanese : Samurai : Sword Fittings : Pre 1837 VR item #1473396 (stock #391)
Iron tsuba inlaid in nunomé zogan (damascened) of gold of different colors. Japanese work from the Edo period 18°-19° century, the artist's signature should give a precise date of creation. The scene finely cut in iron shows us a medieval fight on a bridge, perhaps that of Uji near Nara...
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Of Hon-kozane Ni-mai-do type composed of thin bands with multicolored silk lacing. A 62-plates Akoda-nari suji-kabuto in brown iron, signed Myochin Yoshihiza. A finely chiseled bronze and gilt brass tehen with 5 levels. The golden brass kuwagata dai is carved with a floral decoration. The fukigaeshi are covered with leather and 6 rivets. The mabizashi is also covered with leather and silk strap, riveted and fukurin. The shikoro is imposing with 4 blades...
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Full armor. The kabuto is of the eboshi type in iron lacquered with gold leaf and a shikoro with 4 gold laced slats. The Mempo is lacquered brown with horsehair mustache and goatee. The teeth are lacquered gold. The cuirass (do) consists of 8 horizontal plates in lacquered iron. The whole is particularly homogeneous with the sode, the kote... Some lacing tears due to age (see photos). Period: Edo 19th century. Height: 153 cm (on its box).
Antique Japanese jingasa (samurai hat) with Ōgi (folding fan) crest. Covered in black lacquer with the mon in gold. The underside is lacquered red and still has remnants of the original silk padding. With a custom metal stand.
The samurai class in feudal Japan, as well as their retainers and footsoldiers (ashigaru), used several types of jingasa made from iron, copper, wood, paper, bamboo, or leather...
Antique Japanese 8 ken (plates) jingasa hat for a ashigaru foot soldier. Made of iron and finished with lacquer. The wear on this helm is consistent with it likely having been worn in battle...
An Edo period lacquered Bashaku Water Scoop covered in mother of pearl flakes decorated with the Kikusui-mon Crest in gold, vermilion lacquer within. It is 59.5 cm (roughly 2 feet) long and in overall fine condition with minor losses typical of age and use. The name Bashaku literally means horse scoop, and indicates these were used for watering horses on the road.
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Antique Japanese mixed metal kabuto (samurai helmet) and iron mempo (samurai face guard) mounted on metal stands.
The kabuto is also listed separately as item #1464528. A rare example Japanese zunari kabuto (samurai helmet) made all of iron with a mixed metal (gold & silver) design of a dragon in swirling clouds. The eyes and whiskers of the dragon are inlaid gold and it's body coils all the way around the hachi (dome)...