Armour #2: Myochin Kabuto

Item #A2 signed UNKAI MITSUHISA SAKU

Circa 1696

Rare Buddhist inscription in gold on rear of helmet: "RI-CHU-OMO-GI" (which means TRUTH, DEVOTION, HONOUR, LOYALTY)

Signed inside : UNKAI MITSUHISA SAKU

from the famous UNKAI MYOCHIN SCHOOL of ARMOUR MAKERS

Gold and silver inlaid dragon carving covering the helmet.

 

From the famous MYOCHIN family of armour makers.

Gold and silver inlay.

Early Edo period. Kaga.

C 1696

SOLD