A Rare German Gothic Breast-Plate From The Sir Edward Barry Collection
Lot 168
A Rare German Gothic Breast-Plate From The Sir Edward Barry Collection
Sold for £4,000 (US$ 6,778) inc. premium
Auction Details
A Rare German Gothic Breast-Plate From The Sir Edward Barry Collection
Lot Details
A Rare German Gothic Breast-Plate From The Sir Edward Barry Collection
Third Quarter Of The 15th Century
Of bright iron and made in two parts held together by a central screw, the upper one of rounded form with bold outward turns at the neck and arms, the lower one of triangular shape curving up to a truncated point and with short outward flange along the base, and riveted iron buckles for shoulder-straps and a waist-belt
38 cm. high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Sotheby & Co., London, Catalogue Of Important Early Armour Formerly in the collection of Sir Edward Barry of Ockwells Manor, Bray, Berkshire..., 15 July 1965, probably lot 13

    Literature:
    Guy Francis Laking, M.V.O., F.S.A., Keeper of the King's Armoury, 'Mr. Edward Barry's Collection at Ockwells Manor, Bray', The Connoisseur, February 1905, pp. 67-75, illustrated on p. 71 (bottom row, centre)
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