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A VERY RARE GERMAN THREE-QUARTER CUIRASSIER ARMOUR MADE FOR A BOY
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A VERY RARE GERMAN THREE-QUARTER CUIRASSIER ARMOUR MADE FOR A BOY

CIRCA 1620

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A VERY RARE GERMAN THREE-QUARTER CUIRASSIER ARMOUR MADE FOR A BOY
CIRCA 1620
Of blackened steel, comprising burgonet with ear-shaped raised piercings to each cheek-piece, gorget, cuirass, full arm defences, fingered gauntlets, and knee-length tassets, on clothed mannequin with remains of ‘leather boots’, the heel of each foot retaining a rowel spur
Provenance
Dr. Bashford Dean.
Harriet Martine Dean, Parke-Bernet Galleries Inc., New York, 13-14 October 1943, lot 306.
Literature
Stephen V. Grancsay (ed.), Loan Exhibition of European Arms and Armor catalogue, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1931, p. 13.
Exhibited
Loan Exhibition of European Arms and Armor, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 3 August - 27 September 1931, cat. no. 27.
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These lots have been imported from outside the EU for sale using a Temporary Import regime. Import VAT is payable (at 5%) on the Hammer price. VAT is also payable (at 20%) on the buyer’s Premium on a VAT inclusive basis. When a buyer of such a lot has registered an EU address but wishes to export the lot or complete the import into another EU country, he must advise Christie's immediately after the auction.
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Lot Essay

Grancsay notes that a number of children's armours of this period were retained in the Dresden Historical Museum.
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