21 May 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,000
GBP 400 - GBP 600
AN ENGLISH HARQUEBUSIER'S POT-HELMET
With two-piece skull joined by a narrow low comb, pivoted fall fitted with later face-guard of three iron bars, neck-guard of one piece embossed in imitation of separate lames, and a pair of later cheek-pieces (pitted, the skull with rust crack).
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Estimate correction £400-600
Valérie Hess on the erotic — and semi-autobiographical — sculpture considered a masterpiece of the artist's late career
Specialist Fatma Turkkan-Wille and Dr Kim Richter of the Getty Research Institute offer their expert insights