Étonnante armure de trois-quarts pour cavalier,... - Lot 83 - Pierre Bergé & Associés
A striking Cuirassier Officer's gold-painted three-quarter armour, Savoy, circa 1630. Comprising close helmet with rounded skull formed of two halves each with integral neck lame, the base studded with lining rivets on brass rosette washers, pivoted fall formed with hooded guards acutely arched over the eyes, visor cut with a single mouth-like breathe and the upper edges with hemispherical openings for the eyes, pivoted chinpiece
Live by the Blade
Sword and wooden shield found at Boringholm, near Horsens, Denmark. The sword is an Oakeshott Type XVIa blade from the 14th century, and is listed as XVIa.3 in Records of the Medieval Sword. The leather on the sword is original. Image from the Danish Nationalmuseet.