A North Italian Close-Helmet Of So-Called Savoyard Type
Lot 184W
A North Italian Close-Helmet Of So-Called 'Savoyard' Type
Sold for £4,800 (US$ 8,076) inc. premium
Lot Details
A North Italian Close-Helmet Of So-Called 'Savoyard' Type
Circa 1630
With two-piece skull rising to a low comb with turned edge (minor holes and damage), mask-like visor pierced with a small 'mouth' and with circular arrangements of holes for ventilation, a pair of crescent-shaped vision slits above, all arranged either side of a low medial ridge and with line engraved borders, bevor shaped to the chin (old patched repair) and pivoted at the same points as the visor (old repair), and single gorget-plates at front and rear (old riveted repair), the former drawn-down to a blunt point, later leather chin-strap, and turned recessed borders with dome-headed brass lining rivets (pitted overall)
31.5 cm. high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    American Art Association, New York, Paintings, Arms And Armor...Property of the Estate of the Late George D. Pratt..., 15 & 16 January 1937, lot 302 (illustrated)
    Sotheby & Co., London, Modern Sporting Guns, Antique Firearms, Armour And Edged Weapons, 15 October 1974, lot 404
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