A Shot-Proof Backplate and Culet

A German Heavy Shot-Proof Backplate from a Cuirassier armour, with a Detachable Culet, Circa 1620.
£1,150.00

ID: 2587

With a narrow basal flange fitted with a pair of eye-posts for attaching the skirt, the borders and subsidiary borders engraved with a single line, two pivoting dents, turned edges and a pair of buckles for shoulder straps, the cult formed of four articulations (probably associated) the lower formed of two halves with arched lower edge with recessed border, the upper lame shaped for fitting over the back-plate flange, pierced with a pair of slots and fitted with hooks for the corresponding posts, and with linear engraving and turned edges matching the backplate. 


Provenance:

From a private collection. 

Purchased at Thomas Del Mar on 03/12/14 Lot 214.

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