Lot 1404 - A198 Arms & Armour - Thursday, 30. September 2021, 05.00 PM

VISOR OF A BASCINET OR HOUNDSKULL

End of the 14th century.
Iron, in part somewhat corroded, made of one piece, in the course of an old repair, extensions with two hinges were riveted on both sides.
H 15 cm, Weight 0.809 kg.

An exceptionally-rare visor. The houndskull was the characteristic helmet of the Austrians at the Battle of Sempach in 1386, clearly depicted in the Lucerne Picture Chronicle by Diebold Schilling from 1513. The visors, which were initially detachable, were fitted with lateral hinges over the course of time. Cf. Walter Schaufelberger: Kriegsführung und Kriegertum zur Sempacherzeit (1385-1389), GMS Heft Nr. 4, 1986. Schweiz. Landesmuseum Zürich Jahresbericht 1966, pp. 20, 21 and 57 and Ill. 42, Hundsgugel. Nolfo di Carpegna: Antiche Armi dal sec. IX al XVIII già Collezione Odescalchi, 1969, p. 7, No. 22. R. Wegeli: Schutzwaffen, Berne 1929, pp. 20 and 21, 25, Nos. 37 and 38.

Provenance:
- Collection Karsten Klingbeil (1925-2016), Berlin.

CHF 6 000 / 9 000

€ 5 610 / 8 410