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    A Japanese Samurai Armor, Edo Period, 18th-19th century
    52-1/2 inches high (133.4 cm) (approximate)

    Comprising:
    Gilt and lacquered iron, gilt and lacquered wood, gilt bronze, and odoshi-laced single-hinge ni mai dou;
    Gilt and lacquered iron, odoshi-laced hinged sode;
    Kusari (chain mail), gilt and lacquered wood, leather, and brocade silk kote with conforming tekko;
    Leather, fiber, iron, and gilt wood kote;
    Lacquered and gilt wood, silk, and fiber odoshi-laced kusazuri;
    Lacquered and gilt wood, kusari (chain mail), leather, and brocade silk haidate;
    Black lacquered bird's beak kabuto (possibly a momonari or kawari variant) with gilt iron rope trim; leather, silk and gilt bronze fukigaeshi with applied medallions; squared maedate; lacquered iron, gilt bronze, silk, and odoshi-laced shikoro;
    Later lacquered armor box.




    Condition Report*: Armor condition: Varying degrees of age-cracking and chipping to lacquer throughout, kabuto with some missing decorative elements and flaking to lacquer and leather, some rust spots to iron elements, varying degrees of thread separation throughout, near complete separation of odoshi lace to kusazuri, chain mail separated and moderate-heavy wear to kote, some hinge pins missing/replaced, other errant separations and thread loss, with wear commensurate with age and use. Box condition: Box of later vintage, flaking to lacquering, some rubbing, some age-related cracking, some iron mounts loose, with wear commensurate with age and use.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    June, 2018
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