A German black and white half-suit of armor
Lot 3006
A German black and white half-suit of armor
US$ 18,000 - 22,000
£11,000 - 13,000
Lot Details
A German black and white half-suit of armor
probably late 16th century
Comprising: 1) Comb morion, two-piece skull with high roped rim, the sides molded with large fleur-de-lys in the style of the Munich City guard; lower edge of skull with ten lining rivets with brass rosette washers; brim pointed fore-and-aft with turned rim. 2) Breastplate with roped rims and the neck and arm gussets, the breast rising to a point in the center; lower edged flanged and fitted with later single plate fauld. 3) Gorget of three plates front and rear and secured by studs and keyhole apertures, the neck rim slightly roped. 4) Pauldrons of five plates, each with raised center panel. 6) Tassets of six plates, also with raised center panels, the lower plates with roped rims. 7) Finger gauntlets en suite 8) Brayette of later manufacture.
Condition: With later black-painted finish. Showing scattered marks and light pitting. Helmet missing three lining rivets and their washers. Breastplate cleaned and showing light scratches. Gauntlets fingers detached.
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Footnotes

  • Provenance: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc. Nov. 25, 1953, lot 90.
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