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    Late 16th Century German Breastplate.
    Formed of a single plate measuring approximately 21 ½-inches tall and 15-inches at the widest part of the skirt. The front has a pronounced ridge projecting to a point near the lower edge of the skirt, in the "peascod" style. The breastplate is fitted at its stepped arm-openings with moveable gussets (restored), at the right of the chest with a detachable rigid lance-rest mounted on four circular studs (both the studs and the rest restored), and within its lower edge with a waist lame flanged outwards to receive a detachable fauld of two lames (restored), the lowest of which is cut over the crotch with a shallow arch and fitted to either side of it with three modern straps for the attachment of tassets. The main edges of the breastplate feature bold inward turns with roped borders, and the main plate and waist-lame decorated vertically at the midsection and around the neck and waist with finely etched bands of trophies, animals and foliage on a blackened and stippled ground.

    Condition: Very good as restored. The upper right corner repaired with a riveted patch; moveable gussets restored (as noted), lance rest and stud restored (as noted), lames restored (as noted), with some wear to the etching.


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    December, 2015
    13th Sunday
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