Lot 3648

A Milanese gold-inlaid parade shield in the style of the High Renaissance, ca. 1860

Antique Arms and Armour from all over the world | A80aw | Live auction | 590 Lots


The domed iron shield with deeply hammered decoration. The continuous, flat outer rim with a turned and roped flange. A depiction of a centaur with a bow (the constellation Sagittarius), surrounded by stars. Lavish gilt and gold-inlaid details, the torso of the archer still bearing remnants of silver plating. The continuous border delicately engraved and punched with figurative cartouches between ornamental décor. Depictions of Venus and Mars on the sides, pseudo-antique scenes at the top and bottom. Four pairs of stitch-holes to fasten the shield grips. Dimensions 58.5 x 48 cm.
The early historicism damascening and repoussé work wrought with superb craftsmanship.Condition: II + Questions about the lot?

General Information

Our live auction "Antique Arms and Armour from all over the world" includes 590 lots. The auction starts on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 10:00 am (lot no. 3251 - 3840). The pre-sale viewing will take place from Wednesday, 6.11. until Sunday, 10.11., and on Sunday, 17.11.2019 from 2 to 6 pm (CET).