13 septembre 2011

Japanese Armors @ Bonhams, Fine Japanese Works of Art, 13 Sep 2011, New York

Ahighly important Haruta-school tosei gusoku. Late 16th century. Photo Bonhams The armor of completely matched elements with original green and orange lacing intact and comprising: a thirty-two plate akoda nari kabuto lacquered black and mounted with silvered-copper fukurin and igaki pierced at the base with inoshishime, the top of the bowl adorned with a four-stage chrysanthemum-form tehen kanamono carved with vines, the five-lame Hineno-style shikoro ending in small fukigaeshi, the mabizashi finished with a "rope" edge, a... [Lire la suite]