Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Early 17th Century Black & White Augsburg/Nurnberg Guild Three Quarter Suit of Armor with Gauntlets and Burgonet.
    The black and white three quarter suit of armor with gorget, paldrons, lames, cuirass and greaves, together with accompanying pointed burgonet with brim and side ear panels. Nurnberg Guild armorer's mark on front and back plate. Sold with pair of original gauntlets. Suit is professionally mounted on a wooden plinth, ready to display. From the Martin Retting Collection. From the beginning of the sixteenth century, the style of armor called simply black and white was mostly used in a military context to distinguish officers from other ranks. Condition: Very good, showing age wear, light pitting, minor surface rust and dark patina. Some rivets replaced with bolts. Leather straps are replacements. Gauntlets are fair to good, with some broken or missing fingers. Requires 3rd Party Shipping.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    Apr-May, 2012
    30th-1st Monday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 3,953

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    This item cannot be shipped using standard methods. Please contact us for more information. Sales Tax information

    Important information concerning Sales Tax and Resale Certificates. Learn More

    Terms and Conditions  |  Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments |  Glossary of Terms

    Sold on Apr 30, 2012 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 November 12 - 13 Space Exploration Signature Auction.

    Learn about consigning with us

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search