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    Fine Miniature Suit of Armor in the 16th Century German Style by Edward Granger, Paris.
    The renowned European maker of miniature armor, this finely crafted example exemplifies the quality and attention to detail noted by this firm. This suit, the close helmet with fully articulated bellows type visor and roped comb crest to the movable joints; the breast-plate fitted with rear chain mail skirt and tassets; back-plate; full arm defenses including finely detailed gauntlets, full leg armor with rowel-spurs and wide sabatons, all depict the 16th century German knight in a lifelike and extremely handsome manner. Mounted on an oval plinth of dark rosewood, the base is perforated with small openings, allowing the knight to be placed in a variety of positions, displaying the range of movement allowed in a suit of this type. The weapons, a serpentine broadsword and spiked flail are also highly detailed. The plinth bears an ormolu escutcheon with the raised legend in a bronze shield reading: Armure/ Du 16th/Siecle. Below this, a small gilt plaque with floral border reads: Edrd Granger Fecit. Height: 16-inches.
    Condition: Fine to excellent. Showing light age wear, minor spotting and patina. A few leather straps need minor repair. Overall, a unique and difficult to find example.


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2011
    18th Sunday
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