H 2 ½ inches.
Two scratches on verso.
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Diameter 3 in. (7.6 cm).
H 5 ½ inches.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has a helmet with a similar ornament. Accession no. 36.25.133a–d. Viewable online.
Japan, Meiji period, around 1900.
Length ca. 10.5 inches.
Height: 3 inches ; width: 2 7/8 inches (7.5 x 7.3 cm).
Few light rust spots in deeper areas.
Ex private collection Netherlands.
Bottom plate: 9 7/8 x 8 5/8 in. (25 x 21.8 cm). Each tray 8 3/8 x 4 ¾ x 1 1/16 in. (21.4 x 12.1 2.8 cm).
Bottom plate with split, traces of re-gluing at the trays, braid virtually worn down, minor warping of the sides of the trays, one short crack in one cover, one cover coming loose. All in all good condition with minor traces of usage.
Diam. 17 in. (33.4 cm), height ca. 2.75 in. (7 cm).
Core probably wood and leather. Some thin cracks in the lacquer on the inside, some tiny chips on the rim on the inside, otherwise very good condition.
This crest was used by various families and the clan to which the wearer of the helmet belonged, cannot be pinpointed.