• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 354

    A VERY RARE GERMAN MINIATURE INFANTRY HALF-ARMOUR; AND A MINIATURE ENGRAVED IRON HELMET IN ITALIAN HIGH RENAISSANCE STYLE

    EARLY 17TH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY

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    A VERY RARE GERMAN MINIATURE INFANTRY HALF-ARMOUR; AND A MINIATURE ENGRAVED IRON HELMET IN ITALIAN HIGH RENAISSANCE STYLE
    EARLY 17TH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY
    Comprising 'almain collar' of three hinged neck plates front and rear, and spaulders each of five articulated lames, matching breast-plate and back plate, each with articulated skirt, the frontal skirt carrying tassets, with cowters, lower cannons and a pair of gauntlets: on a stand together with a 19th century burgonet in early 17th century style; and the miniature helmet modelled on the so-called antique style and engraved with monsters and figures from Roman mythology, the details picked out in brass
    The miniature helmet: 6 cm. (2)


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    Please note that the miniature infantry half-armour is 26 cm. high.