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    A Japanese Samurai Armor with Box, Edo Period, 18th-19th century
    54 inches high (137.2 cm) (approximate)


    Comprising:
    Hardened leather, lacquered wood and iron, gilt bronze, and odoshi-laced dou arranged in studded lames to with red fabric pouch to outer midsection;
    Lacquered and gilt iron, gild bronze, and odoshi-laced shikoro;
    Embroidered silk and bullion tate-eri;
    Lacquered wood and odoshi-laced sode;
    Silk brocade and kusari (chain mail) kote with lacquered wood tekko;
    Lacquered wood and odoshi laced kusazuri;
    Silk brocade and kusari (chain mail) haidate;
    Kusari (chain mail), lacquered wood, bullion, and gilded fiber kote;
    Brown lacquered iron kabuto with gilt bronze maedate and fukigaeshi, lacquered wood and odoshi-laced shikoro, kabuto surmounted with chrysanthemum-shaped tehen;
    Lacquered iron, fiber, and animal hair mengu (mask) with lacquered wood and odoshi-laced yodare-kake;
    Later period armor box.


    Condition Report*:  Armor condition: Varying degrees of errant flaking to lacquering throughout, some stitching/seams loose, some replaced stitching, some fabric element with separation(s), mask with inpainting to lacquer, some chipping to lacquered lames,  fabric to sleeves and thigh guards with heavier wear, thigh guards with some losses and threadbaring to fabric, dust accretions, with wear commensurate with age and use. Box condition: Box of later vintage, minor 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
    29th-30th Friday-Saturday
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