Five plate Russet Iron Kawari Kabuto (exotic helmet), dragon claw design, Kato nobori fuji Kayemon, Iyo Province, Tozama Daimyo (Lord) of Ozu-Han (fief) . Lames assembled with Zaboshi. GiltTehen (Hachiman za) Kanamono. Riveted to the front plate in place of a forecrest is a soft metal gilt medallion, chiseled in a form of a dragon coiled around itself, forming a compact oval composition .Five lame russet lacquered hineno shikoro. Dark blue sugake lacing. Mid-Edo. This piece representing in large format the end of a gragon claw is conceptually unique.
Lacquered Iron menpo, tetsu kokushitsu type, early Edo. SOLD