Lot 1143

An Italian pikeman's suit of armour, 17th century

Antique Arms and Armour from all over the world | A89aw | Live auction | 322 Lots


The heavy burgonet forged in one piece, the skull with extensive repairs on the inside, the peak and neck guard with turned flanges, the peak also with an old repair, the hinged, lateral cheek pieces (of later date), each with nine perforations for hearing. Height 27 cm. Includes a gorget with attached shoulder armour, sliding on six lames, and a cuirass with a ridged breastplate, the backplate somewhat pitted, and two large tassets forged in one piece. The components not associated, re-leathered and blackened at a later date. Height approx. 91 cm. A magnificent suit of composite armour.

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General Information

The auction includes 322 lots and starts on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 1001 - 1322. The pre-sale view will take place from 19 - 22 May, 25, 29 and 31 May 2021. However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll up.