A LATE 16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY CLOSE HELMET
A LATE 16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY CLOSE HELMET
A LATE 16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY CLOSE HELMET
A LATE 16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY CLOSE HELMET
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A LATE 16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY CLOSE HELMET

ENGLISH OR FLEMISH

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A LATE 16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY CLOSE HELMET
English or Flemish
The skull with raised roped comb and pierced with one hole, the visor with rope edge border and divided sight, with two splits, the chin piece with split, losses to the rear lames, (old armourer's repairs including an area of brazing to the comb), fitted with a crimson and gilt wood griffin sergeant armorial crest for the Sandys family, from a funerary achievement
25 in. (63.5 cm.) high including crest; 13 ½ in. (34.5 cm.) wide
Please note that 100% of the hammer proceeds from this auction will be paid to the Sandys Trust, registered charity number: 1168357, with the exception of limited deductions towards sale costs across the auction which cannot be accurately calculated at this time, capped at a total of £10,000.
Literature
A. Oswald, 'Ombersley Court, Worcestershire - I', Country Life, 2 January 1953, p. 37.

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