A composite Italian three-quarter suit of armor in the Pisan manner
Late 16th century
Comprising one-piece 'Spanish' morion with turned and roped brim and cheekpieces each comprising three lames with rosette and plain brass lining rivets. Hinged gorget of six lames, the front lames etched with ciphers. Cuirass of back-plate and breast-plate of peascod form. The top of the collar etched with a figure of John the Baptist. Later one-piece tassets. Arm defenses including pauldrons (each of differing construction), vambraces, and fingered gauntlets. Etched throughout with bands of trophies, figures of warriors, putti, portrait medallions and foliage against a granular ground.
Condition. Very Good. Modern replacements include, cheekpieces, tassets, finger lames, a collar lame and a lame of the left pauldron. Some areas of light rust