Japanese Gusoku Vase

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Item # 80054631
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Description

The detailing on our glass vase recalls a magnificent 18th-century gusoku (armor) in The Met collection. Forged by Bamen Tomotsugu (Japanese, active 18th century), the last great master of the Bamen School of armorers, this impressive suit exhibits workmanship of the highest quality and serves as a fine example of late tōsei-gusoku (modern armors) from a period before the revival of medieval styles. Shakudō (gold-copper alloy) crests of three whirling commas indicate an association with the Okabe family, the feudal lords of Kishiwada, and the skirt, or kusazuri, features a very rare color scheme. Armor of this kind typically featured a gradation from light at the belt to dark at the bottom; here, the colors change between the segments around the torso.

The detailing on our glass vase recalls a magnificent 18th-century gusoku (armor) in The Met collection. Forged by Bamen Tomotsugu (Japanese, active 18th century), the last great master of the Bamen School of armorers, this impressive suit exhibits workmanship of the highest quality and serves as a fine example of late tōsei-gusoku (modern armors) from a period before the revival of medieval styles. Shakudō (gold-copper alloy) crests of three whirling commas indicate an association with the Okabe family, the feudal lords of Kishiwada, and the skirt, or kusazuri, features a very rare color scheme. Armor of this kind typically featured a gradation from light at the belt to dark at the bottom; here, the colors change between the segments around the torso.

Details
  • 12"H x 6 1/2" diam.
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