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    Sale 5426

    Antique Arms & Armour

    21 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 66

    A CUIRASSIER HELMET, FLEMISH OR FRENCH

    SECOND HALF OF THE 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A CUIRASSIER HELMET, FLEMISH OR FRENCH
    SECOND HALF OF THE 16TH CENTURY
    With two-piece skull, high narrow cabled comb swept to the rear, the visor with horizontal sights with roped and recessed edges, the lifting-peg fitting into the pointed bevor, the latter slightly concave about the prow and pierced with circular breaths and later pairs of S-shaped slots (associated?), chinpiece, incised with linear bands throughout, and fitted with later neck lames (light pitting, the plume-holder and bevor locking-hook each missing).
    13in (33cm)


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    Provenance

    The Property of a Lady, Christie's 20 July 1983, lot 63.