Japanese Edo Period Foot Soldier Samurai Armor With Helmet And Storage Box


Edo period blown lacquer on iron armor set comprising side hinged front and back plates of iron chain mail connecting small lacquered iron plates, backed with cloth. Arm, hand, apron and shin components of the same construction. Brown lacquer iron helmet with neck lames, removable gilt lacquer crest and blue cotton liner. Most pieces show wear to the cloth backing, the lower apron and shin guard with extensive wear to the cloth.  The metal is mostly in very good condition, connecting cords and laces are replaced as are some fittings. Set is contained within a pine armor case with iron fittings and handles, lock is missing.  Impressive when its set up, although putting it together is like a puzzle.