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Some Japanese Militaria - *** UPDATED 10 June 2014 ***


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The top Japanese auctions in the World are held by Bonhams in London. Their first for this year was

held on the 16th. of May. I had a large Koros on sale and they were kind enough to send a copy of the

catalogue - many of the pieces were quite breathtaking in their beauty and workmanship.

The section on arms and armour was spectacular and I will be posting a number of pieces here for

both future reference by members - and also to show the workmanship.

This first item is a - Uchidashi Iron Kabuto Helmet by Myochin Muneshige. It is dated for 1683.

311 years of age - wonderful condition - and the price reflected this - 25,000 pounds ! (US$40,000)

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These are a pair of military stirrups. According to the catalogue they are - Lacquered Iron Abumi.

17th Century. They sold for 1,000pounds (US$1600)

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This is a Katana - it has Kai Gunto mounts. Dates to the 16th or, early 17th Century.

Sold for 2,000 pounds. (US$ 3200)

POSTS WILL CONTINUE IN TWO WEEKS AFTER I CAN GET PHOTOS TAKEN.

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SWORD STANDS

These are also from Bonhams May16th 2014 Japanese Art Auction. The catalogue is so thick that it is difficult to photograph - each photo will show the full page inclusive of the written details and prices.

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SWORDS

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