Bonhams : A North Italian Pauldron And Vambrace, And A North Italian Vambrace
A North Italian Pauldron And Vambrace, And A North Italian Vambrace

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Lot 202
A North Italian Pauldron And Vambrace, And A North Italian Vambrace
Both Late 16th Century

Sold for £ 1,800 (US$ 2,320) inc. premium
A North Italian Pauldron And Vambrace, And A North Italian Vambrace
Both Late 16th Century
Of steel, the first with pauldron of three plates extending over the front and back, linked by front plates and a turning joint to the vambrace, the latter comprising upper and lower canons each joined by a bracelet couter, the lower in two parts (one replaced) hinged together, and with characteristic etched decoration comprising line borders containing ropework and scrollwork framing trophies of arms, urns, winged figures and grotesques along the back of the arm, a Classical warrior within a foliate cartouche on each side of the pauldron, and two volutes containing a Classical profile head between turned and roped borders, and domed steel rivets throughout; the second of similar form (one cannon plate missing, minor repair, both with some wear and surface rust) (2)
65.5 cm. and 44 cm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The first Fenton & Sons, according to an old label formerly attached
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