Mei (signature) : Mumei
Jidai (era) : Late Edo period.
Special feature : This Maedate made of bronze.
It is elaborately made and heavy. The tail was cut.
A researcher in the field of armor said that the dragon tail has Ken(sword).
If it decorate the home, it something believed to sustain an injury.
So the owner cut the dragon’s tail. This Maedate is very unique and rare.
Aoi Art estimation paper