Allen Antiques

1570

One piece bowl rising to a high comb and extending to form a brim. The brim drawn out in the front and back to long points. Surface rough from the hammer and likely retaining some original finish. Eleven holes for lining rivets at teh base of the skull. Ten retain rivets and nine retain large decorative pewter rosette washers. The comb is roped. The edge of the brim is formed into a narrow inward, roped turn. This is a somewhat transitional form between earlier chapel de fer and the typical late 16th c. morion. The transition between the skull and brim sweeps instead of being angular.



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