20 September 2007
AN ITALIAN ETCHED CIRCULAR SHIELD
Convex with turned edge, decorated with cabled bands of trophies radiating from a central medallion and characteristically filled with trophies, grotesques, insects and birds, a series of pendant shaped medallions between, each filled with a differing soldier in late 16th Century dress, studded with brass rivets for a later padded lining, and fitted with later central spike.
Marquis de dos Aguas Collection, Valencia, 1927
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