A fine composite suit of armour, the majority dating to circa 1580.
The close helmet with a one piece skull has a roped comb, single neck plate, stepped visor, prow shaped upper beaver, lower beaver shaped to chin and associated front gorget plate. Most edges are turned and roped.
The full arm defence, each with 3 plate pauldron,
upper cannon with turning joint, large couter with recessed edges, 2 piece lower cannon and fingered gauntlets.
The cuirass comprising a breast plate with
medial ridge - incised with lines at neck and arms, plain turns, single plate skirt, back plate similar. The single plate culet with simulated lames, recessed edge and plain turn.
The later, probably, Victorian, leg harness have 4 sabotons.
The piece is mounted on a mannequin on a raised wooden base.
The base contains a well which would allow the armour to hold a sword, as can be seen in the final photo. The sword is not included in the sale and is for display purposes only here.
~ Dimensions ~
The armor has a height of 65 inches (165.25cm) excluding the base.
The base measures 19.5 inches (49.5cm) by 19.5 inches (49.5cm) and has a height of 9.5 inches (24.25cm).
16th Century Composite Suit Of Armour With Close Helmet