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FRENCH SHOULDER TILTING / JOUSTING SHIELD TARGE - SCARCE 19TH CENTURY ELECTROTYPE COPY OF THE 15th CENTURY ORIGINAL BY MESSRS. FRANCHI AND SONS FOR THE SOUTH KENSINGTON ( V&A ) MUSEUM

FRENCH SHOULDER TILTING / JOUSTING SHIELD TARGE - SCARCE 19TH CENTURY ELECTROTYPE COPY OF THE 15th CENTURY ORIGINAL BY MESSRS. FRANCHI AND SONS FOR THE SOUTH KENSINGTON ( V&A ) MUSEUM


Strengthened with trellis of metal bars, and chased with animals between. The original was, at the time the copy was made, in the Musee d' Artillerie, Paris (see mark on front which denotes this collection). Height 17 inches, Width 14 inches. The metal plaque for Franchi and sons to the reverse. It was commissioned to be copied by the South Kensington Museum (now the V&A) in 1857. The p... read more

Code: 53264

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A GREAT PAIR OF CUISSES, LATE 19TH CENTURY IN THE GERMAN ‘GOTHIC’ STYLE OF CIRCA 1490

A GREAT PAIR OF CUISSES, LATE 19TH CENTURY IN THE GERMAN ‘GOTHIC’ STYLE OF CIRCA 1490


Forged accurately in steel each has a shape which follows the contours of the leg, showing the quality to follow. Strong articulation with sharp medial ridges, they feature a stop rib on the main cuisse plate embossed in form and framed with filed lines.

The poleyns are deep and well shaped with a wing in good form with small rolled edges on each surround.

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Code: 53262

2250.00 GBP

19TH CENTURY LOWER CANNON UPPER HALF WITH FLUTING

19TH CENTURY LOWER CANNON UPPER HALF WITH FLUTING


This 'gothic' styled half of a cannon has five rounded shallow flutes in a chevron pattern centred in the piece. A step flute features before each of the ends rolled edges which are small and well formed bleeding out to nothing on either side.

As with many rolled edges they wear particularly more quickly than other areas and have a small tear in both. The surface is aged ... read more

Code: 53258

SOLD

BLACK AND WHITE BESAGEWS WITH MATCHING CODPIECE

BLACK AND WHITE BESAGEWS WITH MATCHING CODPIECE


This matched collection of a late19th Century items comprises of pair of matched besagews together with a matching codpiece. These could either be displayed in their own right or could be suitable for finishing an extant armour which is missing these accessory parts. Several armour are known to have lost codpieces because of Victorian sensibilities and loosely attached besagews, such as... read more

Code: 53251

625.00 GBP

19TH CENTURY BESAGEWS IN GERMAN STYLE OF 1470

19TH CENTURY BESAGEWS IN GERMAN STYLE OF 1470


An excellent matched pair of gothic style fluted besagews shaped like petals. A common design seen in use in Germany throughout 1450 - 1500.

Fluted evenly with great care, these besagews show true craftsmanship, straight sharp flutes radiating out across this 14cm diameter surface.

Purchased from the American John Woodman Higgins Armory Museum sale. Origin... read more

Code: 53248

275.00 GBP

SCARCE 19TH CENTURY ELECTROTYPE COPY OF THE FAMOUS LION ARMOUR 16th CENTURY ORIGINAL BY ELKINTONS FOR THE SOUTH KENSINGTON ( V&A ) MUSEUM

SCARCE 19TH CENTURY ELECTROTYPE COPY OF THE FAMOUS LION ARMOUR 16th CENTURY ORIGINAL BY ELKINTONS FOR THE SOUTH KENSINGTON ( V&A ) MUSEUM


The lions armour is an exotic parade armour, to exalt a monarch’s heroic aspect. It is in keeping with the "Grande maniera" style, which was developed by Milanese armourers from 1530 onwards and inspired by the equipment worn by warrior heroes in Classical Antiquity. The armour from which this couter is copied was the work of Giovanni Paolo Negroli (1513 - 1569) of Milan, Italy, who exc... read more

Code: 53247

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15TH CENTURY STYLE LOWER CANNON -  FLUTED WITH A HINGE AND PIN CLOSING MECHANISM

15TH CENTURY STYLE LOWER CANNON - FLUTED WITH A HINGE AND PIN CLOSING MECHANISM


This enclosed cannon is a very admirable item, with great attention to detail. Its cuff is patterned at a slight angle and with the fluting present. We date this to late 19th century based on a 1480 German original.

The armourer has subtly shaped the bulging forearm muscles into the piece. It has very well rolled edges that are filed away correctly on the under-lap of th... read more

Code: 53241

245.00 GBP

15TH CENTURY STYLE SABATON WITH ROWEL SPUR - GREAT DISPLAY ITEMS

15TH CENTURY STYLE SABATON WITH ROWEL SPUR - GREAT DISPLAY ITEMS


This single finely made sabaton and rowel spur compliment each other, giving a great introduction to the 15th century for display in your armour collection.

What remains of the sabaton is constructed of 4 lames with a curved toe cap, but the rest of the lames and heel plate are missing.

The sabaton is blackened, most probably from being heat quenched in ... read more

Code: 53240

475.00 GBP