A German/Italian composite suit of armour, circa 1600
Antique Arms and Armour from all over the world | A83aw | Live auction | 414 Lots
DescriptionThe heavy skull of the cuirassier's close helmet forged in two pieces. The brass plume socket riveted at the nape, continuous lining rivets in iron with ornate brass rosettes. Pivoted visor, the movable peak a good replacement. The eye holes with delicate roped and turned flanges. The pivoted bevor with a hook closure on the side. The riveted gorget with a turned and roped edge. The gorget opening on a hinge, the upper lame with a prominent, roped flange. The breastplate with a prominent ridge, drawn out to a pronounced central point. The armholes and the neck opening with roped flanges, the gussets moving on sliding rivets. Two faulds, the attached tassets forged in one piece, with simulated lames. The matching backplate with roped and turned flanges, an old repaired crack on the lower edge. Complete arm defences attached, the pauldrons sliding on seven lames (the uppermost lame slightly detached from the right shoulder). Closed rerebraces with large couters, the vambraces opening on a hinge. The gauntlets with metacarpi sliding on six lames and tapering cuffs. The finger scales and thumb plates are missing. The full leg defences with one-lame, replaced cuisses on the original poleyns, these sliding on five lames. The greaves opening on a hinge and the tapering poulaines are both historicism era replacements. Mounted on a wooden stand with a wooden pedestal. Height 174 cm, including pedestal 196 cm.
Decorative suit of armour assembled from original parts, several components are historicism replacements.
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