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Consisting of close-helmet, the skull of one piece with high roped comb, two-part visor, bevor, and single gorget-plate back and front, the skull and upper visor etched with bands enclosing Venus and genies within trophies-of-arms, the lower visor etched with roundels. Gorget of single plate front and rear.
The breast and back-plates both etched with radiating bands of trophies terminating in the centre of the breast with a male and a female portrait bust within roundels and in the centre with an orb and cross engraved with the letter P, fitted with associated lance-rest filed with ornament, and single waist-plate. Tassets of six plates decorated en-suite.
Complete arm defences comprising pauldrons of three plates embossed and etched with volutes, with profile busts in roundels, vambraces, upper and lower cannons, couters with closed wings and gauntlets with pointed cuffs. Leg armour comprising cuisses of one plate and poleyns with wings terminating below the knee. All plates of this armour with roped borders, etched with bands decorated with trophies-of-arms and on the front wings of the pauldrons two shaped cartouches showing Hercules carrying the two pillars.
The significance of the orb and cross is not known, the initial may refer to the armourer or the etcher.
|Location of Origin: Europe|
|Dimensions: Height: 180 cm / 70.9 inches; 244 cm / 83.5 inches with mount|
|Primary Classification: Antique guns, Antique Swords for Sale : Armour for Sale|
|Provenance: R. Partridge, London 1905; Viscount Waldorf Astor, Hever Castle, Kent, England; Sold Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., 5th May 1983 as lot 56|
|Price:||Item has been sold.|
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