Lot: 6

98th Auction

Samurai helmet "kabuto", Edo period (1603-1868)


Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Werner Zintl, Worms, Germany (2015) H: 11.4 inch 5000 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

iron, silver, lacquer, lacing, cow horn,

High-sided sixty-two-plate "kabuto" with cattle horns inserted at the sides, helmet crown ("tehen kanamono") with silver rosette, visor ("mabizashi") with finely chiselled silver fitting. Neck guard ("shikoro") from three black lacquered metal plates ("itamono"), lateral protective elements ("fukigaeshi") with family crest ("mon") in silver.