Menpo ressei

Menpo (ressei)

Signature/mei: unsigned/mumei

Metrial: iron

Era/jidai: late Edo

Dimensions (cm): (w) 14.5, (h) 13.5, (d) 11.6

Price: €4500 / $4950


A fine late Edo period ressei-type menpo. The ears and face are one plate, the nose and the lower part of the chin are separate. Attached is a three-layer iron and lacquer yodarekake with blue sugake odoshi. The iron has a beautiful brown patina and the face looks slim and noble.