Allen Antiques

1550-70

For the right elbow. Very finely formed with crisp detail and what may be the remains of old blued finish over a partially ground rough from the hammer finish. Outer edge and central band with extremely fine roping. Ex. Col. Stephen Granscay. Includes two old tags on the inside. One of brass stamped with S V G on one side and 79 on the other side. The other of stiff brownish read cardboard L.64.I4.28.

Exhibited Allentown (#79). Identified as German, 1550 in the Allentown catalogue. It is very similar in form, roping and central decoration to those on 2 armours in Les Armures Des Rois de France au Musee de L"Armee pages 73 and 77. They are identified as 1560 to mid 1570s (this one is much less decorated)




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