20 September 2007
A GERMAN MILITARY BURGONET STRUCK WITH VIENNA ARSENAL MARK
Mid-16th Century, fitted with later 'wings'
Of shot-proof weight with one-piece skull drawn up to a strong cabled comb fitted with neck-guard of six downward overlapping narrow lames moving on sliding rivets, with an additional lame flanged outwards at right-angles to the plane of the neck, pivoted fall slotted for a sliding nasal bar retained by a bracket and screw, with turned cabled edges throughout, the skull, neck-flange and fall each struck with Vienna Arsenal mark, and now fitted with a pair of decorative pierced iron wings of Polish type retained by the fall pivots (the skull with three small dents and pierced with two pairs of holes, probably later).
Hal Furmage, London, 1929
Christies, June, 1929
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