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Kabuto maedate. Thin metal, probably bronze or brass (high copper content), in the shape of the ceremonial, double edged sword of the type ken. Some traces of yellow or gold. Japan, Mid 19th c. or a little later.
H 8 ¼ in.; W 3 in; ca. 1 mm thick.
Some superficial scratches, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1910 item #1233373 (stock #10720)
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Kabuto maedate, or ornament that sits in the front of the Japanese helmet. Ornament in the form of four lobed fan, as was used at the war scene. The wooden core is covered on one side with gold lacquer and decorated gold on gold with the sun, the moon and karakusa; the other side covered in silver lacquer and decorated in silver on silver with a star consellation. Japan, 19th century.
H 8 ½ inches.
Gold lacquer a bit worn, silver lacquer a bit scratched, along the middle axis the lacquer on both sides is cracked, few tiny lacquer chips along edges. All in all very good condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1233269 (stock #10719)
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Kabuto maedate, or ornament that sits in the front of the Japanese helmet. Ornament in the form of a karasu-tengu (crow tengu) mask, as used in the bugaku theater. Thin chased and corroded iron. Japan, 19th century.
H 5 ½ inches.
Fine condition.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has a helmet with a similar ornament. Accession no. 36.25.133a–d. Viewable online.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1232896 (stock #10711)
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Jingasa, or flat helmet, slightly domed in the center. On the edge is a crest in gold. Draped over the larger part of the jingasa, in thickly applied and carved red laquer a dragonfly. On the inside four loops. Old inventory number written in lacquer. Japan, Edo period, 19th century.
Diameter ca. 16 inches, H ca 5 inches.
Core probably wood. Some thin cracks in the lacquer on the inside, wormholes on the edge, with some restoration to cover them, lacquer on the outside has sun damage.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1910 item #1139110 (stock #10663)
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Very small cast iron signal or gun powder cannon, raised on two cast iron wheels. There is a small mark of a cross in a circle, the crest of the Satsuma family in the south of Kyushu, and underneath there is an unidentified mark, that could be read ‘ten’ (heaven) or perhaps simply A.
Japan, Meiji period, around 1900.
Length ca. 10.5 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1031147 (stock #10626)
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Forged iron tsuba in nanban style with undercutting. Design of a rain dragon on the bottom of each, their tails intertwining with the karakusa, interspersed with lotus flowers and leaves. Unsigned. Japan, Edo period, probably late 18th century.
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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1910 item #531522 (stock #10444)
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Two stacks of each 5 flat boxes or trays for storing kozuka, fuchi-kashira or other small and flat objects, the tops both covered with a lid. Both stacks stand on a rectangular bottom plate, tied with a braided silk rope. Shitan (sandal wood). Meiji period, around 1900.
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #362519 (stock #10229)
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Cylindrical box with cover, made of bent wood, the seams stitched with bark or other fiber. The wood is covered with a very dark brown or black finish. Height 8 ¾ in. (23.1 cm); diameter 9 7/8 in. (25.4 cm). Some worm damage, edges strongly rubbed here and there, the original finish crackled and brittle. Edo period, 18th century.
Purportedly this box was used to transport severed heads from the battle field back to the families or to the person who was interested in seeing the man or woman dead. Or perhaps it was used to keep the severed head at the execution grounds.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #274022 (stock #10069)
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Jingasa or flat helmet, slightly domed in the center. Unusual surface of irregular brown lacquer. On the edge is a crest in gold, in the shape of the Kaga umebachi crest. The inside plain red lacquer, a richer red than the photos suggest. In the middle the cotton head cushion and one of the chinstraps. Japan, Edo period, 19th century.
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.