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Fine Modern & Antique Guns - December 2014

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Sale A1214 Lot 332

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A JAPANESE ARMOUR HELMET, 'KABUTO',
circa 1820, complete with it's face-plate 'menpo', the black laquered iron helmet bowl with reeded bands and brass finial with central vent (traces of gilding), the visor with engraved brass edging and applied cloth panel with woven border, the interior laquered red, gilded lamellar rear neck-guard joined by red and blue woven cotton bindings, brass crest with pierced and moulded fretwork to the centre, black iron face-plate moulded in the form of a grotesque, black laquered lamellar throat-guard, complete with the original laces and chin-rope, the whole mounted on a period wood stand (dirty, some losses to laquer on neck guard and exposed iron surfaces with powdery surface corrosion)

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Estimate £800-1,200




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