A North Italian etched cabasset or Spanish morion
Lot 5001
A North Italian etched cabasset or Spanish morion
Sold for US$ 4,914 inc. premium
Auction Details
A North Italian etched cabasset or Spanish morion
Lot Details
A North Italian etched cabasset or Spanish morion
fourth quarter 16th century
One-piece almond-shaped skull with rudimentary stem at the apex, slightly downturned brim with rolled rim, brass blossom-form lining rivet washers, later brass plume-holder and decorated in the so-called Pisan style with gilded bands etched with C-scrolls, dolphins and other elements within plain and roped borders.
Condition: Showing areas of light pitting, areas of wear to decoration, repair at apex and old re-gilded finish, some rivet washers damaged or replaced.
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Footnotes

  • Note: See a similar example, No. A-149, in the Wallace Collection.
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