A Very Rare Spider Helmet
Lot 219
A Very Rare Spider Helmet
£5,000 - 7,000
US$ 8,200 - 11,000

Lot Details
A Very Rare Spider Helmet
Mid-17th Century, French Or English
Of blackened iron, comprising a rounded two-piece skull (internal repairs) enclosed in an open cagework of flat bars (some old repairs) carrying hinged curved tapering neck and face bars (some restored), 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 en suite, and with four securing loops
17.5 cm. high

Footnotes

  • For a similar example sold in these Rooms see The Dr. Peter Parsons Collection of Antique Arms, Armour and Books, 20 July 2011, lot 175 (£33,600 including premium)
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