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Unique Trove of Samurai Armour Designs

Hand-drawn and coloured from the late Edo era

Unique Trove of Samurai Armour Designs Hand-drawn and coloured from the late Edo era

Unique Trove of Samurai Armour Designs Hand-drawn and coloured from the late Edo era

Wonderful hand-drawn, detailed designs of various samurai armour (yoroi) parts comprising 8 unmounted scrolls and 18 pages of varying sizes. The longer scrolls measure 27cm x 300-400cm long. The largest of the single pages folds out to about 56 x 146cm. Such a large group of manuscript illustrations rarely appears on the market, most being in museums or other collections.

 

From a collection of the Uesugi family.

 

Undated but c.1820s-1840s.

 

In very good condition. Some wear and creasing. No worming.

 

m31040254

 

 

Unique Trove of Samurai Armour Designs

Price: ¥259,200




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