1850's-1870's Japanese Samurai Chest Armor Plate. Made out of numerous pieces of metal and has a painted finish. In gold paint is what looks like a Amano Clan crest. There is some minor rust coming through the paint. Has been well used. I bought this about ten years ago in Japan, and never really did much research on it. The plate sat on a shelf in my office until we moved to the new showroom location and I realized I really didn't need to keep it.