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    Etched and Gilded Pair of German Cuisses with Knee-Cop.

    Of typical form. Overall length is 23-inches and 9 1/2-inches at its widest point. Great gilded work throughout and composed of 21 plates fitted with knee cops [all fitted with steel studs]. Etched and gilded rim on borders throughout. Upper strap enclosures present. A remarkable pair, wish we knew where the rest of the armor was. C. 1560, according to consignor notes. According to Stone's Glossary, were defenses for the thighs which first appeared as early as the middle of the 14th century, at first they were made of stuffed pourpointerie or boiled leather, both of which were gradually superseded by steel plate armor.

    Condition: Very good for its age and configuration. Patina, pitting, scattered marks and age wear throughout. Some mars and bents to steel. Gilded work mostly there with some rubbing areas thin.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2021
    6th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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