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Japanese NOH-Mask

Ref: WEB243

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Shibayama Koro with silver iris handles, eagle lid, mother of pearl inlaid on Ivory surrounded by fine silver Cloisonne enamel on lid, neck and base

W 135mm H 195mm

Ref: WEB246

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A bronze Koro and cover designed as a standing phoenix with fitted wooden stand and box.

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Ref: WEB265

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A bronze lion modeled with 'Art Deco' inspiration signed by Kabuki-Shumei in original signed box.

W 340mm H 185mm

Ref: WEB266

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A pair of gold lacquered vases with covers and wooden stands. Each one of rounded square section with nashiji base and interior decorated on a kinji and hiramaki-e ground with panels of typical kacho-ga in Shibayama-style.

Ref: WEB267

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Ivory okimono of a standing Bijin holding a shishi-mai Kabuto, signed Michi-hiro. Tokyo-school

Ref: WEB274

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Wooden Hibachi, depicting sparrows flying over the rice crops painted in gold lacquer, silver inlay and woven bamboo section.

W 520mm H 250mm

Ref: WEB287

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Wooden Hibachi, depicting Korin style 11 standing cranes painted in gold, silver and iroe on a black lacquer background.

W 300mm H 260mm

Ref: WEB289

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Japanese Samurai suit of armour. Kabuto (Helmet) made to represent a sixty two plate suji bachi (ridged bowl) with three layer shikoro (neck gurad) of kozane (false lamellae) and a unique mayedate (fore crest) of a swallow, singed as Masamichi inside the helmet. Menpo (mask) made of iron has distinctive silver teeth and a hair moustache. Nimai tachi do of iron kozane with the kusazuri. two pair of sode (shoulder guards). a pair of iron tetsu gote (sleeves), the fore arm plates with pierced decoration as is one rectangular plate on the upper arm. kawara ko bakama haidate (thigh defence). The armour black lacquered overall and laced in kon kebiki odoshi (dark blue close lacing). a pair of plate and mail wakibiki (arm pit protectors). ko gake (foot guards). all contained in a yoroi bitsu (armour chest).

Ref: WEB307

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An Impressive Sixty-two plate sujibachi (ridged bowl) kabuto by Saotome Iesada; with iron mabizashi (red-lacquered on the underside), five-tier tehen-kanamono (pierced circular finial) and typical five lame, black lacquered shikoro (the blue-laced neck guard). Each helmet plate with a regular line of twenty five prominent hoshi. The replacement fukigaeshi decorated with gilt mon for the Maeda Clan of Kaga Province (see Papinot?s? Historical and Geographical Dictionary of Japan?/page 349 for the castles, fiefs and Daimyo of the Maeda Family and Clan); signed in the interior of the bowl, Saotome Iesada. For other examples of Kabuto made by the Saotome Dynasty see The Stibbert Museum Collection in Florence (Saotome Iehisa/IX Master) and The Sir Frank Bowden Collection(Christie?s 22.6.1982). Bowden owned a black lacquered sixty-two plate sujibachi signed Saotome Iyehisa (Lot157) and a russet iron hoshibachi (Lot 138), also signed Iyehisa, and catalogued by the late Bill Tilley as circa 1650. Another kabuto signed by Iyehisa, with apparently very pronounced fukigaeshi, was offered by Christie?s in New York on 5.11.1980 (Lot325). For Saotome Iyenaga?s work in sixty-two and sixty plate kabuto, see Christie?s (Lot 120/9.4.1973) and Sotheby?s (Lot 159/29.3.1978). For Saotome Iyechika see Sotheby?s (Lot 102/23.2.1977).

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Ref: WEB310

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