A Black And White Three-Quarter Armor

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 3168
A Black And White Three-Quarter Armor
second half of the 16th century

Sold for US$ 23,400 inc. premium
A Black And White Three-Quarter Armor
second half of the 16th century
Comprising burgonet with two-piece skull extended to form a peak struck with a mark of three staghorns within a shield, low comb , hinged cheek-pieces, neck-defence with cut-out slot and two drilled holes(later?), 'almain' collar comprising main plate and two neck-plates front and rear, the pointed front plate struck with the same mark as the helmet, hinged on the left and with pin-catch on the right, and with spaulders each of six overlapping lames, leather lined fingered gauntlets with two-piece cuffs, peascod breast-plate and associated back-plate the latter struck with a single staghorn mark at the skirt lame, the former with prominent central point, moveable armhole gussets and skirt of three lames, the lower lame arched over the crotch, the back-plate with shaped single-plate culet, and knee-length tassets each of seven upward-lapping lames, the main edges turned and roped, and the surfaces throughout with raised bands and borders, the backplate with two raised fleur-de-lis, all bright against a blackened ground, some of the interior parts painted G R 3 : on a wooden stand
Condition: Very good. With various expert repairs. Some areas re-blacked.

Footnotes

  • Note: The marks seem to indicate ownership by the Duchy of Wurttemburg.
Contacts
A Black And White Three-Quarter Armor
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Arms & Armour, Coins and Medals, Motor Cars, Motorcycles, Wine & Whisky

27.5% on the first $25,000 of the hammer price;
26% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of $25,000 up to and including $1,000,000;
20% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of $1,000,000 up to and including $6,000,000;
and 14.5% of the hammer price of any amounts in excess of $6,000,000.

Payment Notices

Payment for purchases may be made in or by (a) cash, (b) cashier's check or money order, (c) personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank, (d) wire transfer or other immediate bank transfer, or (e) Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit, charge or debit card for returning clients only. Please note that the amount of cash notes and cash equivalents that can be accepted from a given purchaser may be limited.

Shipping Notices

If you have requested a shipping quote, we will send this to you via email within 5 business days of the auction ending.

Please note our shipping quotes are bespoke and require special care and handling from our team and shippers. Shipping will be booked after payment is received. Please allow 7-14 business days from the time of booking for packing and dispatch, depending on your chosen shipping method. If your purchase is time sensitive, or you wish to explore other options, please see our list of alternative third party shippers in New York and Los Angeles who may be able to assist you.

If you have any questions, please contact our Client Services team.

App