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A GERMAN ETCHED CIRCULAR SHIELD
Late 16th Century
With convex body with turned edge, the outer-face etched with cabled bands of trophies, masks, butterflies and snails, variously also involving larger beasts and birds, both exotic and mythical, all on a blackened granular ground and radiating from a roundel of trophies at the centre, the plain segments each decorated with a pendant cartouche filled with differing soldiers in late 16th Century dress, a further band of trophies about the rim, studded with brass-capped lining rivets on rosette washers, pairs of domed iron rivets for the enarms, fitted with spirally fluted central spike on a small chiselled calyx, and the inner-face decorated with further brass rosettes for the lining rivets and enarms (lining and enarms missing).
22 1/8in (56.2cm)
Provenance
Morgan Williams, sold in these rooms, April 26, 1921, lot 105
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