Lot 1404 - A194 Arms & Armour Col. Sigrist - Thursday, 24. September 2020, 05.00 PM

HELMET

German or Italian, ca. 1515/25.
Blank iron, partly corroded one-part skull, with three chased and ribbed bulges. The neck part features a riveted, two-part sleeve for a feather. Cheekpieces, each with seven punctiform perforations. Perforations distributed over the helmet surface, for fastening a fabric lining.
H 18.2 cm. C: 2-3.

Provenance:
- Swiss private collection.
- Collection M. Sigrist, Lucerne.


An extremely rare type of helmet, formerly in the Collection Zschille. Rudolf Forrer designates this type of helmet as a "Landsknecht" or "Jagdhelm". A similar example can be found in the Schweiz. Landesmuseum, cf. Gessler, Waffensammlung Schweiz. Landesmuseum, 1928, Plate 23. Provenance: Robert Forrer, Waffensammlung des Herrn Stadtrat Richard Zschille in Grossenhain (Saxony), Volume 1, 1896, Plate 6, No. 44.

CHF 2 000 / 2 800

€ 1 750 / 2 460

Sold for CHF 6 875 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.