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    Sale 5426

    Antique Arms & Armour

    21 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 58

    A GERMAN FULL ARMOUR IN MID-16TH CENTURY STYLE

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GERMAN FULL ARMOUR IN MID-16TH CENTURY STYLE
    19TH CENTURY
    Of bright steel, comprising close helmet of armet construction with two-piece skull and hinged chinpiece each flanged for turning on the gorget, pivoted 'dog-faced' visor drawn-out to a pronounced occular flange and snout, and fitted with plume-holder at the rear, gorget of four lames front and rear, breast-plate of globose form with low medial ridge, arm gussets moving on sliding rivets, skirt of four lames, lance-rest, a pair of four-lame tassets, matching back-plate of three-part construction fitted with skirt of four lames, a pair of arm defences including large spaulders correctly asymmetrical and fitted with asymmetrical haute-pieces, a pair of mitten-gauntlets, a pair of full leg defences including 'bear-paw' sabatons, and with matching recessed borders and turned roped edges throughout (sold without a stand).


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