A German Gorget, 17th Century.

A German Gorget, first half of the 17th Century
£1,495.00

ID: 2586

Formed of a single plate front and rear, connected by a rivet at the left and secured by a stud and keyhole slot at the right, the front plate formed with a medial ridge and extending to a point, the rear of slight ogee form, the neck with plain inward turn, decorated throughout with incised lines around the borders, the lower edges with plain turns, the neck encircled by twenty-three domed brass rivets, the outer surface 'black-from-the hammer', and retaining a small portion of its fabric lining with silver brocade scalloped borders  


A number of similar gorgets are preserved in the Landeszeughaus, Graz. The present example is apparently for an 'aristocratic private'. See P. Krenn 1987, pp.56-587


Provenance:

From a private collection. Purchased from the Thomas Del Mar sale 25/06/08 Lot 239  

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