24 May 2006
A GERMAN BLACK-AND-WHITE BURGONET ADAPTED FOR A CUIRASSIER ARMOUR
Partly circa 1570-80
With one-piece skull embossed with recessed ridged bands over the sides, drawn-up to a cabled comb and up-turned pointed peak, the latter struck with Nuremberg mark and with the maker's conjoined initials 'HR', and slotted for a later sliding face-guard retained by a screw and staple, fitted with single neck-lame and plume-holder, a later pair of hinged cheek-pieces also with neck-lames and closed by a turning-pin at the chin, with recessed borders and turned roped edges throughout, and the skull with later fabric lining.
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