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Japanese Fireman or Kaji Kabuto Helmet, Meiji period

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Start price: $450

Estimated price: $750 - $1,000

Buyer's premium: 25%

Sales Tax: On the lot's price and buyer's premium

Fine bronze gilded and red lacquered Kaji Kabuto helm from the early Meiji period 1868 – 1912. Red lacquer with bronze decoration and side plates, the interior signed.

Japanese firefighters wore heavy, multi-layer jackets, trousers, hats, gloves, and sock-like footwear. The clothing was soaked in water before the firefighters started their mission to prevent burns and was not flame proof in construction without the water. 12 1/2" L x 12" W x 6" H