Allen Antiques

1465

An extremely fine replica cuirass, mail collar, pauldrons and arms in the Italian style, c. 1465. Made of hardened and tempered steel, these pieces precisely reproduce the authentic shapes, thicknesses and weights of fifteenth-century Italian heavy cavalry armour, with a shot-proof breastplate and skirt, and mounted with a gilded lance-rest. buckles and mounts gilt to match. Together with a matching pair of pauldrons and arms. The design has been taken from two surviving Italian export armours in Switzerland, at the Bern Historical Museum and the Town Museum, Le Landeron. Made by Per Lillelund and designed by Dr. Tobias Capwell, curator of arms and armour at the Wallace Collection.



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