A full Gothic foot armour assembled on a foundation of rare elements, both German and North Italian export, alla tedesca, partly circa 1480-90. Including a finely formed breast-plate, North Italian, in the German fashion, of two-part overlapping construction joined by four rivets, the upper plate with narrow raised outward turns at the neck and arm-holes, embossed with an inverted triangular panel below the top and the arm-holes bordered by double flutes, the lower
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[Mystère #27] Armure Russe anti-ours en 1800
Siberian bear-hunting armor, leather suit, metal helmet. Photo Malcolm Kirk…
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Manuel de combat à l'épée - 1500
From a 16th century manuscript, 'Fechtbuch: Libr. pict. A 83', depicting medieval hand-and-a-half sword technique
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An Italian barbute, c 1470. Expertly restored, forged in one piece, rising to a medial ridge accentuated over the crown, pierced for a crest. Face-opening with forward-swept cheeks with rounded ends. Rear of the skull drawn out to short flange over nape, struck with a spurious mark in Italian Gothic style. Edge turned outwards over wire, studded with mod. brass stellate rivets for both lining- and chin-strap. H 26.5 cm L 26 cm W 20.5 cm Wt 1.7kg. William Randolph Hearst collection.