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    Sale 5426

    Antique Arms & Armour

    21 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 63

    A FRENCH ETCHED FULL ARMOUR IN EARLY 16TH CENTURY STYLE

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FRENCH ETCHED FULL ARMOUR IN EARLY 16TH CENTURY STYLE
    19TH CENTURY
    Comprising close helmet with pivoted visor and bevor, gorget of four lames front and rear, breast-plate of globose type fitted with a separate flanged lame across the neck and with skirt of four lames, lance-rest, a pair of short tassets of simulated lames, back-plate, full arm defences, a pair of gauntlets, full leg defences including 'bear-paw' sabatons with embossed toe-caps, decorated throughout with etched panels and bands of scrolling foliage and fleur-de-lys, and with matching plain turned edges throughout (the leather straps comprehensively deteriorated, sold without a stand).


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