Lot 1414 - A198 Arms & Armour - Thursday, 30. September 2021, 05.00 PM

COMPLETE SUIT OF ARMOUR

German, ca. 1580.
Suit of armour in shiny iron with brass rivets, complete in all its parts, comprising burgonet, one-piece skull with tall comb, neck guard, cheek guards, two-part collar, breast plate, pauldrons, gauntlets, faulds, cuisses, fan -plates, poleyns, greaves, sabatons. Carefully restored and leathering renewed. Stand included.
H 174 cm.

Provenance:
- Auction Galerie Fischer Lucerne, 2011, Lot No. 290.
- Swiss private collection.

This type of armor is called light field armor in the literature. Also commonly used armor in the Swiss Confederacy among officers with the rarely-present leg protection, elegant design; in a rare state of completeness. Cf. Harnische im Alten Zeughaus Solothurn, Rudolf Wegeli: Katalog der Waffen-Sammlung im Zeughause zu Solothurn, 1905.

CHF 18 000 / 25 000

€ 16 820 / 23 360