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Red-lacquered Kabuto or Samurai Helmet

Auction:
2946M
Lot:
315
Sold for:
$677$550

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2946M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 27, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Red-lacquered Kabuto or Samurai Helmet, Japan, 17th century, iron helmet with red lacquered surface, five laced lames, two frontal hooks to support a plate, blue cloth liner, and chin guards, ht. 11, wd. 12, dp. 13 in.

Provenance: Collection of George Snook, M.D.
Estimate $400-600

Areas of loss to laquer, lining partially detached.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

George Snook, Armour, Clothing, Helmet, Japanese armour, Kabuto, Lame, Militaria, Samurai, Samurai armour, Japan