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    Sale 5854

    Arms & Armour

    18 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 87

    A RARE NORTH GERMAN EMBOSSED BLACK-AND-WHITE COMB MORION BEARING THE ARMS OF THE COOPERS' GUILD, BRUNSWICK OR COLOGNE

    CIRCA 1600

    Price Realised  

    A RARE NORTH GERMAN EMBOSSED BLACK-AND-WHITE COMB MORION BEARING THE ARMS OF THE COOPERS' GUILD, BRUNSWICK OR COLOGNE
    CIRCA 1600
    Formed of two halves joined by a narrow comb indented in imitation of ropework, the sides of the skull embossed with the arms of the Coopers' Guild, a hand-axe between the points of a set of dividers, within an embossed circular frame, studded with lining rivets on pewter rosette washers, narrow brim drawn up to sharp points, turned indented edges, and later armoured straps
    12in (30.5cm)


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    A comparable etched morion also bearing the arms of the Coopers' Guild, intended presumably for an officer of the guild, is preserved in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (28.195.1). See European Helmets, 1450-1650, Treasures from the Reserve Collection, No.51.

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