All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1700 item #1191682 (stock #MOR4214)
A single plate hand formed helmet dated Kanbun 2 (1662) and signed Myochin Etchu Daijo Fujiwara Munemichi. This is a very rare piece, the entire bowl hand formed from a single piece of hand forged iron (Ichimai Kabuto). On the left front and both sides are bullet scars from when the helmet was tested for durability. Inside in front can be found the date “on an auspicious day in the second month of Kanbun 2”...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1181519 (stock #MOR4176)
Two sets of uniforms dating from the Edo Period adorned with the 4-snake-eye crest of used by the Takeda clan (among others). The first is think hemp dyied black with the crests in resist dye on the sleeves and back. The second is crepe with sharkskin pattern in blue with crests on back and chest. The black has minor damage and a small hole around the bottom of the hakama pants, and the bottom of the back of the shirt has been cut...