Constructed primarily from black lacquered metal plates assembled with blue cord, with blue/floral pattern backing material, and areas of "tatami" plate and chain protection at the elbows and upper arms and hexagonal plates around the neck. A set of brackets for a sashimono banner are present on the back, with traditional hanging guards for the shoulders and hips. The helmet is constructed with a smooth, eboshi-pattern crown, a six plate neck guard and two-piece visor, fitted with an ornament of a well-fed rabbit, and paired with a menpo-pattern lower faceguard. Both the helmet and breastplate have a matching golden floral mon motif. The set is assembled on a hardwood frame positioned on (but not directly connected to) a wood display stand. The consignor attributes the set to the Edo Period (1603-1867).
Very good. The breastplate shows notable chipping and flaking of the lacquer finish, exposing antique patinated steel. The rest of the set is also very good overall, with lighter wear/aging of the components.
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