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HEAVY FIELD SUIT OF ARMOUR IN THE GERMAN MAXIMILIAN STYLE OF CIRCA 1520

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A HEAVY FIELD SUIT OF ARMOUR IN THE GERMAN MAXIMILIAN STYLE OF CIRCA 1520

HEAVY FIELD SUIT OF ARMOUR IN THE GERMAN MAXIMILIAN STYLE OF CIRCA 1520

Date: 19th century
Stock Number: td224/spr12
Height: 73 ins / 185.42 cms
Width: 36.5 ins / 92.71 cms
Depth: 22.5 ins / 57.15 cms
Price: SOLD

Probably South German, comprising close helmet with rounded skull rising to a low boldly-roped medial comb, and bellows visor, collar of three lames front and rear, rounded breastplate with moveable gussets at its arm-openings and separate waist-lame flanged outwards at its lower end to receive a fauld of three lames carrying a pair of tassets each of four lames, backplate with separate waist-lame flanged outwards to receive a culet of two lames, large symmetrical pauldrons each of six lames, the second bearing a haute-piece, tubular three piece vambraces with large bracelet couters, short-cuffed mitten-gauntlets, gutter-shaped cuisses each terminating in a winged poleyn of four lames, and tubular full-length greaves each terminating in a broad-toed sabaton of eight lames, the surfaces of all elements, with the exception of the greaves, decorated with close-set fluting in the Maximilian fashion, and their main edges decorated with roped inward turns accompanied by recessed borders; mounted on a wooden stand together with a contemporary two-hand sword of early 16th century German style possessing writhen pommel and guards.

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