A Decorative Cast Iron Shield, And A Pair Of Fingered Gauntlets

EACH IN 16TH CENTURY STYLE

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A Decorative Cast Iron Shield, And A Pair Of Fingered Gauntlets
Each in 16th Century style
The first decorated in relief with two battle scenes comprising Classical warriors in the foreground with a contemporary siege of a walled city behind, the remaining surface decorated with two grotesque masks, trophies of arms, bunches of fruit, bound captives, and strapwork; the second each with flared pointed cuff with turned roped edge, and finger-plates of overlapping scales
The first 23in. (59.7cm.) high (3)

Lot Essay

The shield is a copy of the French pageant shield in the Louvre belonging to the unfinished armour said to have been made for King Henri II of France (reg. 1547-59). See Sir Guy Francis Laking, A Record of European Armour and Arms, Vol. IV, 1921, pp. 254-57, fig. 1322.
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