A Very Rare Spider Helmet
Lot 175W
A Very Rare Spider Helmet
Sold for £33,600 (US$ 56,417) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Very Rare Spider Helmet
Mid-17th Century, French Or English
Of iron, comprising a blackened rounded three-piece skull enclosed in an open cagework of flat bars carrying hinged curved tapering neck and face bars, secured by rivets and held in the up position by a sprung slightly domed crown-plate, the latter with release catch above the peak, the base of the skull encircled by a broad band pierced with small holes for a lining and carrying a rounded peak pierced en suite, and with four securing loops
17.5 cm. high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    De Bertandono Collection, Sotheby's London, 7 July 1922, lot 9
    Dr. Richard Williams Collection (?)
    Sotheby & Co., London, Arms and Armour from Her Majesty's Tower of London sold by Order of The Master of the Armouries (Part 2), 15 October 1974, lot 40

    Literature:
    Wolfgang Hermann and Ernst-Ludwig Wagner, Alte Waffen, Munich, 1979, p. 83, no. 46
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