Arms & Armor Auction

Arms & Armor Auction

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Lewis & Grant Auctions is pleased to offer for our May 5th Premier Auction an eclectic grouping of highly desirable and extremely rare items for the most discerning collectors of any genre or area of interest. Preview available at LewisAndGrant.com.

Opening the auction is a collection of Medieval and Renaissance arms and armor, the equal to which has not been seen in the United States in over a decade. This collection features exceedingly rare, fine condition swords, rapiers, hammers, daggers, and armor, including a Continental Hand and a Half Sword (Lot 3), a fine Italian Eared Dagger (Lot 8), and an intimidating Two-Handed Broadsword (Lot 11). Also crossing the block will be a selection of exceptional Saxon Swords (Lots 12, 13) and sets of Continental Armor and Helmets (Lots 32-41). It is difficult to select lots to highlight, as the entire selection is truly superlative.

Following the early arms and armor, we are privileged to present selections from the collection of distinguished film producer John D. Schofield (Lots 116-196). Mr. Schofield served as a...
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A Late Medieval Knightly Broadsword Circa 1475

Lot # 1 (Sale Order: 1 of 325)      

30" broad blade with central fuller struck with armorer's mark, 2" wide at forte. Crossguard with cutwork decoration. The grip of wood with old leather covering. Fan or fishtail pommel. This rare sword is similar to Southwick 21. **Cleaned over old pitting. Leather on grip likely an old restoration. Swords of this period are seldom offered on the American auction market.**
30" broad blade with central fuller struck with armorer's mark, 2" wide at forte. Crossguard with cutwork decoration. The grip of wood with old leather covering. Fan or f...moreishtail pommel. This rare sword is similar to Southwick 21. **Cleaned over old pitting. Leather on grip likely an old restoration. Swords of this period are seldom offered on the American auction market.**

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A Fine And Rare Late Medieval Italian Short Sword

Lot # 2 (Sale Order: 2 of 325)      

The broad finely forged triple fullered 28" blade is 3" inches wide at ricasso. Struck with maker's mark and decorated with incised engraving in a panel. Simply down curved quillon . Ancient leather wrapped wood grip. Medieval style "wheel" pommel. **Condition of the blade is excellent. Grip leather deteriorated as expected. Pommel deeply patinated. This is a rare survival as most swords of this type are in excavated condition.**
The broad finely forged triple fullered 28" blade is 3" inches wide at ricasso. Struck with maker's mark and decorated with incised engraving in a panel. Simply down curv...moreed quillon . Ancient leather wrapped wood grip. Medieval style "wheel" pommel. **Condition of the blade is excellent. Grip leather deteriorated as expected. Pommel deeply patinated. This is a rare survival as most swords of this type are in excavated condition.**

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Late Medieval Continental Hand-and-Half Sword

Lot # 3 (Sale Order: 3 of 325)      

38.5" blade, 1.25" wide at ricasso. Struck with a maker's mark 5" from quillions on right flat. Simple down turned trumpet-shaped quillions. Wood grip wrapped with leather, possibly original. Wheel pommel with disk. Tang comes through pommel surrounded by a lattin rectangle. 46.75" overall, weight approximately 2.5 lbs. **Sword has not been dismounted in recent history. Blade shows great age with delamination and some minor pitting especially towards tip, but considering age is in remarkably good condition. Quillions have been heavily cleaned but show good forging faults, as has wheel pommel. Leather grip is in good condition with only minor losses and possibly the original. An extremely rare sword without peer for nearly 25 years.**
38.5" blade, 1.25" wide at ricasso. Struck with a maker's mark 5" from quillions on right flat. Simple down turned trumpet-shaped quillions. Wood grip wrapped with leathe...morer, possibly original. Wheel pommel with disk. Tang comes through pommel surrounded by a lattin rectangle. 46.75" overall, weight approximately 2.5 lbs. **Sword has not been dismounted in recent history. Blade shows great age with delamination and some minor pitting especially towards tip, but considering age is in remarkably good condition. Quillions have been heavily cleaned but show good forging faults, as has wheel pommel. Leather grip is in good condition with only minor losses and possibly the original. An extremely rare sword without peer for nearly 25 years.**

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German Horseman's War Hammer Circa 1475

Lot # 4 (Sale Order: 4 of 325)      

Head finely forged with hammer and spike decorated with lines, belt hook, mounted on a steel banded wood haft. **Condition for a hammer for this period is excellent with no pitting. Nearly identical to Southwick 807, page 257. Museum quality and entirely genuine.**
Head finely forged with hammer and spike decorated with lines, belt hook, mounted on a steel banded wood haft. **Condition for a hammer for this period is excellent with ...moreno pitting. Nearly identical to Southwick 807, page 257. Museum quality and entirely genuine.**

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A rare late 15th Century Horseman's Axe

Lot # 5 (Sale Order: 5 of 325)      

Overall length 23", entirely of steel, axe blade pieced with four hearts and a circle. The flute with down curved spike. Haft of steel with line decoration pieced for a thong. The grip slashed for use in battle. **Condition mostly gray metal but fine for a more than 500 year old battle weapon.**
Overall length 23", entirely of steel, axe blade pieced with four hearts and a circle. The flute with down curved spike. Haft of steel with line decoration pieced for a t...morehong. The grip slashed for use in battle. **Condition mostly gray metal but fine for a more than 500 year old battle weapon.**

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Very Rare Late 15th Century Venetian Schivona

Lot # 6 (Sale Order: 6 of 325)      

38" blade length, 2" at forte. Short center fuller with maker's mark stamp in the right fuller. Extremely rare Venetian broad sword with double edge blade. Spiral wood grip wrapped with old leather. Classic Venetian cats head steel pommel. **Fine condition with only minor staining. The recurved quillon in good condition. The whole heavily patinated; sword does not appear to have been disassembled. The first one of this rare type to be offered in the United States since the Renwick sale.
38" blade length, 2" at forte. Short center fuller with maker's mark stamp in the right fuller. Extremely rare Venetian broad sword with double edge blade. Spiral wood gr...moreip wrapped with old leather. Classic Venetian cats head steel pommel. **Fine condition with only minor staining. The recurved quillon in good condition. The whole heavily patinated; sword does not appear to have been disassembled. The first one of this rare type to be offered in the United States since the Renwick sale.

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16th Century German Horseman's Hammer

Lot # 7 (Sale Order: 7 of 325)      

A fine German horseman's hammer with belt hook, [anno 1570]? Hammer head with spirally fluted hammer and very well-formed spike, steel haft finely forged with long section of fluted design. Mid- section with writhen roundels en suite with hammer. Octagonal grip and pommel en suite with hammer and roundels. A very handsome hammer. Possibly earlier than date. Overall length 20.75" **Some oxidation and light old rust in low areas.**
A fine German horseman's hammer with belt hook, [anno 1570]? Hammer head with spirally fluted hammer and very well-formed spike, steel haft finely forged with long sectio...moren of fluted design. Mid- section with writhen roundels en suite with hammer. Octagonal grip and pommel en suite with hammer and roundels. A very handsome hammer. Possibly earlier than date. Overall length 20.75" **Some oxidation and light old rust in low areas.**

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An Extremely Rare Eared Dagger Italian Circa 1500 (?)

Lot # 8 (Sale Order: 8 of 325)      

Overall length 13 3/4" inches, blade length 8". Scallop-shaped copper plaques emerge from copper bands attached to the tang. Tang straps engraved with concentric circles within single line borders. The "ear" plaques inset with beautifully patinated domed marine ivory. Guard of fluted ivory with fine old patination and riveted to the tang. Slender shaped rare horn grip scales swelled for the hand. The stout steel blade with medial ridge double edged for more than three quarters of its length the remaining portion single edged. A faded museum inventory number in black India ink appears on right side of ricasso. ** Hit remains in excellent condition throughout with no appreciable defects. Copper has been polished at one time removing the original dark, age patination visible in recesses. Blade mostly gray steel with very minor ancient pitting at extreme tip. Forging gives the appearance of Damascus.** Provenance: Guido Montel, Sarzana, Italy. See Bashford Dean Catalogue of European Daggers 1300-1800 Published 1929 Page 71: Lot 63 Illustrated Plate XXV for a similar example.
Overall length 13 3/4" inches, blade length 8". Scallop-shaped copper plaques emerge from copper bands attached to the tang. Tang straps engraved with concentric circles ...morewithin single line borders. The "ear" plaques inset with beautifully patinated domed marine ivory. Guard of fluted ivory with fine old patination and riveted to the tang. Slender shaped rare horn grip scales swelled for the hand. The stout steel blade with medial ridge double edged for more than three quarters of its length the remaining portion single edged. A faded museum inventory number in black India ink appears on right side of ricasso. ** Hit remains in excellent condition throughout with no appreciable defects. Copper has been polished at one time removing the original dark, age patination visible in recesses. Blade mostly gray steel with very minor ancient pitting at extreme tip. Forging gives the appearance of Damascus.** Provenance: Guido Montel, Sarzana, Italy. See Bashford Dean Catalogue of European Daggers 1300-1800 Published 1929 Page 71: Lot 63 Illustrated Plate XXV for a similar example.

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A Late Medieval Italian Short Sword

Lot # 9 (Sale Order: 9 of 325)      

28" blade, 3" wide at the forte with three short fullers. A rare and handsome sword with cinquedea (five-finger) style blade, well marked with an "S" and various cabalistic symbols. Simple down curved quillon. **Area where tang is attached to pommel shows great age, remainder of the pommel is very crisp and may have been cleaned. Quillon shows forging faults with patination similar to pommel. The blade itself is crisp showing mostly bright steel. A rare and remarkable sword.**
28" blade, 3" wide at the forte with three short fullers. A rare and handsome sword with cinquedea (five-finger) style blade, well marked with an "S" and various cabalist...moreic symbols. Simple down curved quillon. **Area where tang is attached to pommel shows great age, remainder of the pommel is very crisp and may have been cleaned. Quillon shows forging faults with patination similar to pommel. The blade itself is crisp showing mostly bright steel. A rare and remarkable sword.**

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A Rare Eastern European Horseman's Mace Circa 1550

Lot # 10 (Sale Order: 10 of 325)      

9" steel shaft, 23.5" overall length, head is 8" diameter, entirely original and of the period with wooden haft. The mace itself consists of eighteen tapered flanges. Ferrule with incised decoration. **Entire mace shows its age with declamation. Wood haft shows great age but likely an 18th century replacement but possibly the original. A very rare piece indeed.**
9" steel shaft, 23.5" overall length, head is 8" diameter, entirely original and of the period with wooden haft. The mace itself consists of eighteen tapered flanges. Fer...morerule with incised decoration. **Entire mace shows its age with declamation. Wood haft shows great age but likely an 18th century replacement but possibly the original. A very rare piece indeed.**

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Two Handed Broadsword Circa 1570

Lot # 11 (Sale Order: 11 of 325)      

39.5" blade length, 1.75" at the forte. Extremely rare 16th century two handed broadsword; possibly German. The wide blade with two broad fullers extending to the tip. Struck on both sides blacksmiths' mark a stylized running wolf. The guard with two straight quillions accompanied by two large pierced shell hand guards. Grip of waisted form, the wood covered with period leather. The pommel of expanded ovoid shape. **Condition of the blade rates excellent for a sword of this period, with minor nicks. Guard shows old copper braised repair. Grip leather mostly intact but showing its great age. Pommel with deep age patinated. Sword does not appear to have been dismounted. Has an old museum tag. Two handed swords made for use in battle are extremely rare and most are used in processions. This example was made for use in combat, a true museum piece.**
39.5" blade length, 1.75" at the forte. Extremely rare 16th century two handed broadsword; possibly German. The wide blade with two broad fullers extending to the tip. St...moreruck on both sides blacksmiths' mark a stylized running wolf. The guard with two straight quillions accompanied by two large pierced shell hand guards. Grip of waisted form, the wood covered with period leather. The pommel of expanded ovoid shape. **Condition of the blade rates excellent for a sword of this period, with minor nicks. Guard shows old copper braised repair. Grip leather mostly intact but showing its great age. Pommel with deep age patinated. Sword does not appear to have been dismounted. Has an old museum tag. Two handed swords made for use in battle are extremely rare and most are used in processions. This example was made for use in combat, a true museum piece.**

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A Silver Decorated Saxon Hand And A Half Sword Circa 1575

Lot # 12 (Sale Order: 12 of 325)      

The broad 38 and 3/4 inch blade with 12 and 1/4 inch broad single fuller deeply struck inside fuller at ricasso with an armorer’s mark. The steel hilt with side ring, arms, and counter guards chiseled with cabled decoration. The ricasso with a silver collar engraved with leaves and vines to cover the scabbard's locket (both missing) in the Saxon manner (c.f. Southwick page 31, image 55). The waisted grip of wood bound with leather and further with a silver band at base and a top collar of silver engraved with foliage and strap work terminating in a crown at the base of the spirally fluted, engraved pommel. **The blade is in good arsenal polished condition. The silver decoration is crisp. The hilt and pommel retain considerable old, possibly original blackening. The grip with some flaking but good overall.** Note: This is a lovely sword of the type associated with others from the Armory of the Electors of Saxony, with silver mounts possibly added at a later date.
The broad 38 and 3/4 inch blade with 12 and 1/4 inch broad single fuller deeply struck inside fuller at ricasso with an armorer’s mark. The steel hilt with side ring, a...morerms, and counter guards chiseled with cabled decoration. The ricasso with a silver collar engraved with leaves and vines to cover the scabbard's locket (both missing) in the Saxon manner (c.f. Southwick page 31, image 55). The waisted grip of wood bound with leather and further with a silver band at base and a top collar of silver engraved with foliage and strap work terminating in a crown at the base of the spirally fluted, engraved pommel. **The blade is in good arsenal polished condition. The silver decoration is crisp. The hilt and pommel retain considerable old, possibly original blackening. The grip with some flaking but good overall.** Note: This is a lovely sword of the type associated with others from the Armory of the Electors of Saxony, with silver mounts possibly added at a later date.

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A Fine and Rare Saxon Broadsword Possibly by Melchior Diestetter Ca. 1575

Lot # 13 (Sale Order: 13 of 325)      

42" double-edged blade with broad short central fuller showing marks surmounted by cross. Makers mark deeply struck on both sides of ricasso. Expanded speculate quillions. Entire hilt sparsely engraved with lines and floral designs. Leather covered waisted grip with simulated leather Turks heads. Conical pommel engraved with floral designs, hilt and quillions en suite. **Blade with only slight staining with no pitting. Original blackening at fork. Hilt retains nearly all the darken finish. Grip rates mint for a sword of this period with no damage to lacquer and Turks head. Pommel retains all dark brown finish. For a sword of this age it is pristine.**
42" double-edged blade with broad short central fuller showing marks surmounted by cross. Makers mark deeply struck on both sides of ricasso. Expanded speculate quillions...more. Entire hilt sparsely engraved with lines and floral designs. Leather covered waisted grip with simulated leather Turks heads. Conical pommel engraved with floral designs, hilt and quillions en suite. **Blade with only slight staining with no pitting. Original blackening at fork. Hilt retains nearly all the darken finish. Grip rates mint for a sword of this period with no damage to lacquer and Turks head. Pommel retains all dark brown finish. For a sword of this age it is pristine.**

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Rare North European Broadsword Circa 1590

Lot # 14 (Sale Order: 14 of 325)      

35" blade, Double edged 6 sided blade stroke at hilt with horseshoe mark. German style basket hilt with fasted arms and acorn finials. Black leather grip with simulated incise Turks heads. Dome rectangular pommel. **Blade with light staining. Hilt retains nearly all the original blackened finish. Leather grip is pristine condition. Pommel with original blacken finish. Sword has never been dismounted. Other similar likely in Royal Arsenals in Germany. Rare and desirable sword.**
35" blade, Double edged 6 sided blade stroke at hilt with horseshoe mark. German style basket hilt with fasted arms and acorn finials. Black leather grip with simulated i...morencise Turks heads. Dome rectangular pommel. **Blade with light staining. Hilt retains nearly all the original blackened finish. Leather grip is pristine condition. Pommel with original blacken finish. Sword has never been dismounted. Other similar likely in Royal Arsenals in Germany. Rare and desirable sword.**

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A Rare North European Broadsword Circa 1600 (Possibly Earlier)

Lot # 15 (Sale Order: 15 of 325)      

36" blade Length, 2" blade width at guard and tapers to a point. Broad and powerful with a single fuller extended nearly full length with two short fullers. Swept hilt with two small plate guards and finger loop. Recurved quillions with knot type finials. Spiral fluted wood grip wrapped with fine steel wire. Capted with Turks Heads. Onion formed pommel engraved with knots with quillon finials. Sword similar to Southwick 77, but this example is far superior. **Blade is patinated with staining but no significant pitting. Hilt is similar to blade, mostly gray steel with no corrosion. Grip is excellent. Pommel is in fine condition. A rare and attractive sword.**
36" blade Length, 2" blade width at guard and tapers to a point. Broad and powerful with a single fuller extended nearly full length with two short fullers. Swept hilt wi...moreth two small plate guards and finger loop. Recurved quillions with knot type finials. Spiral fluted wood grip wrapped with fine steel wire. Capted with Turks Heads. Onion formed pommel engraved with knots with quillon finials. Sword similar to Southwick 77, but this example is far superior. **Blade is patinated with staining but no significant pitting. Hilt is similar to blade, mostly gray steel with no corrosion. Grip is excellent. Pommel is in fine condition. A rare and attractive sword.**

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A Fine And Rare Saxon Horseman's Hammer Circa 1625

Lot # 16 (Sale Order: 16 of 325)      

A good example of this well known and highly desirable type with saddle hook and steel wire bound grip with Turks heads. The hammer in fine condition overall compared to lot 810 sold at Southey's London 1981 for £3,000.
A good example of this well known and highly desirable type with saddle hook and steel wire bound grip with Turks heads. The hammer in fine condition overall compared to ...morelot 810 sold at Southey's London 1981 for £3,000.

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A Good Continental Swept Hilt Pappenheimer Shell Guard Rapier Circa 1630

Lot # 17 (Sale Order: 17 of 325)      

44.5" blade of diamond section with long narrow central fuller concave flats. An extremely handsome dueling rapier, masterfully forged. Bladesmith's marked stamp in ricasso a half moon. The guard superbly forged with small diamonds throughout. Shell guard attached with screws. Wire wrapped wood grip with elaborate Turks heads. Spherical pommel flats as decorations. **Condition of sword overall is excellent and belief sword is entirely homogeneous.**
44.5" blade of diamond section with long narrow central fuller concave flats. An extremely handsome dueling rapier, masterfully forged. Bladesmith's marked stamp in ricas...moreso a half moon. The guard superbly forged with small diamonds throughout. Shell guard attached with screws. Wire wrapped wood grip with elaborate Turks heads. Spherical pommel flats as decorations. **Condition of sword overall is excellent and belief sword is entirely homogeneous.**

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16th Century Italian Three Comb Morion

Lot # 18 (Sale Order: 18 of 325)      

Rare triple-comb morion ca. 1580. Made in one piece, in excavated condition with major losses to skull. Copper lining rivets intact. Unfortunately this rare helmet has suffered, but is nevertheless highly collectible as it is a very rare form.
Rare triple-comb morion ca. 1580. Made in one piece, in excavated condition with major losses to skull. Copper lining rivets intact. Unfortunately this rare helmet has su...moreffered, but is nevertheless highly collectible as it is a very rare form.

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16th Century Dutch Close Helmet

Lot # 19 (Sale Order: 19 of 325)      

Heavy visored helm of great weight and good quality throughout with two piece skull. Visor pierced with eye slots further enhanced with line decoration. The buff pierced with breaths. Single large gorget plates. Weight 6.5 lbs **Plume holder rivets holding buff possibly replaced, otherwise the helmet appears to be entirely original period 1620. One of the better close helmets sold in recent memory with a skull showing wonderful exfoliation. Plume holder intact. If you want a really fine 17th century helmet this would fit the bill. Only visible replacement is the lifting pin for visor.**
Heavy visored helm of great weight and good quality throughout with two piece skull. Visor pierced with eye slots further enhanced with line decoration. The buff pierced ...morewith breaths. Single large gorget plates. Weight 6.5 lbs **Plume holder rivets holding buff possibly replaced, otherwise the helmet appears to be entirely original period 1620. One of the better close helmets sold in recent memory with a skull showing wonderful exfoliation. Plume holder intact. If you want a really fine 17th century helmet this would fit the bill. Only visible replacement is the lifting pin for visor.**

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Etched And Gilt Pisan High Comb Morion Cira 1580

Lot # 20 (Sale Order: 20 of 325)      

An unusually fine example, the comb rising a full 5.5" above the skull, the whole of particularly fine form, fully etched with Pisan armors, helmets, gods, goddess, and harps all on a blackened punctate ground once all filled with gold Damascening, much of which still remains. Interior of helmet shows marks from the armorer's hammer. Pie-crust type rim. **Etching is all visible with light wear. High comb with perforations and some losses. All together one of the most elegant etch and gilt Pisan Morion's to be offered for sale. Entirely original still retaining its elegantly brass lining rosettes.**
An unusually fine example, the comb rising a full 5.5" above the skull, the whole of particularly fine form, fully etched with Pisan armors, helmets, gods, goddess, and h...morearps all on a blackened punctate ground once all filled with gold Damascening, much of which still remains. Interior of helmet shows marks from the armorer's hammer. Pie-crust type rim. **Etching is all visible with light wear. High comb with perforations and some losses. All together one of the most elegant etch and gilt Pisan Morion's to be offered for sale. Entirely original still retaining its elegantly brass lining rosettes.**

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16th Century Armored Collar

Lot # 21 (Sale Order: 21 of 325)      

16th collar almein gorget. Two pieces with gilt buckles, brass rivets, and fragmentary original leather and silk thread lining.

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Etched Italian Pisan Peascod Breastplate Circa 1580

Lot # 22 (Sale Order: 22 of 325)      

Classic form with usual King and Queen in rondelles with panels etched with strap work alternating with bright panels. **Some wear to etching with gussets missing, but more presentable than most examples and rarely offered in the America market.**
Classic form with usual King and Queen in rondelles with panels etched with strap work alternating with bright panels. **Some wear to etching with gussets missing, but mo...morere presentable than most examples and rarely offered in the America market.**

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16th Century Papal Half Suit of Armor

Lot # 23 (Sale Order: 23 of 325)      

A rare and desirable half suit of etched and gilt armor, possibly made for the papal guard ca. 1640. Armor consists of breastplate, matching backplate, pauldrons, and cannons. Breastplate etched and gilt with urn and floral designs. Gilt steel buckles struck at top with an unidentified armorer's mark. The whole of good weight. The diminutive peascod breastplate etched and gilt en suite with backplate heavily rope bordered with gilt rivets and gussets. Pauldrons etched and guilt en suite with additional cross surmounted by a star as well as a sun in splendor on the right with crescent moon on the left surmounted by armor with finials "IOH" Gilt with stylized heart. Armor has been evaluated and assessed as papal by two world renowned experts; names available upon request. Etched and gilt armors are rarely offered for sale and this is the first set to be offered in America since the 1950s.
A rare and desirable half suit of etched and gilt armor, possibly made for the papal guard ca. 1640. Armor consists of breastplate, matching backplate, pauldrons, and can...morenons. Breastplate etched and gilt with urn and floral designs. Gilt steel buckles struck at top with an unidentified armorer's mark. The whole of good weight. The diminutive peascod breastplate etched and gilt en suite with backplate heavily rope bordered with gilt rivets and gussets. Pauldrons etched and guilt en suite with additional cross surmounted by a star as well as a sun in splendor on the right with crescent moon on the left surmounted by armor with finials "IOH" Gilt with stylized heart. Armor has been evaluated and assessed as papal by two world renowned experts; names available upon request. Etched and gilt armors are rarely offered for sale and this is the first set to be offered in America since the 1950s.

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16th Century German Closed Helmet

Lot # 24 (Sale Order: 24 of 325)      

A rare and desirable close helmet of so-called "totenkopf" style ca. 1620. Constructed of a two-piece skull and two-piece visor. Helmet with line decoration at borders. Fitted with large single gorget plates. **Rare helmet in generally good condition missing the fitting to close the helmet. Interior showing great age and marks from the hammer. Exterior in relatively good condition with some deterioration to the diminutive visor. All parts of this helmet appear to be original and of the period.**
A rare and desirable close helmet of so-called "totenkopf" style ca. 1620. Constructed of a two-piece skull and two-piece visor. Helmet with line decoration at borders. F...moreitted with large single gorget plates. **Rare helmet in generally good condition missing the fitting to close the helmet. Interior showing great age and marks from the hammer. Exterior in relatively good condition with some deterioration to the diminutive visor. All parts of this helmet appear to be original and of the period.**

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A Late 16th Century European Close Helmet with Gorget Circa 1590

Lot # 25 (Sale Order: 25 of 325)      

One-piece skull with low, roped comb and incised line decoration. The visor with horizontal eye slits and roped decoration en suite with skull. The buff pierced with circular breaths possibly a later replacement. Neck lames are intact, the back lame with roped border likely the original. The two front neck lames are period replacements. Piece overall shows old corrosion characteristic of genuine late 16th century armor. The visor with damage and old riveted repairs. The helmet is of good form and would complete a suit of armor or any collection of renaissance arms and armor.
One-piece skull with low, roped comb and incised line decoration. The visor with horizontal eye slits and roped decoration en suite with skull. The buff pierced with circ...moreular breaths possibly a later replacement. Neck lames are intact, the back lame with roped border likely the original. The two front neck lames are period replacements. Piece overall shows old corrosion characteristic of genuine late 16th century armor. The visor with damage and old riveted repairs. The helmet is of good form and would complete a suit of armor or any collection of renaissance arms and armor.

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