A Homogenous Harquebusiers Armour

A Harquebusiers Armour, 17th Century.
£5,500.00

ID: 4696

A Harquebusiers Armour, 17th Century. 


Helemt: of classic form, with a two piece skull, with a single-piece neck-guard embossed with three simulated lames, a pivoted peak fitted with three face bars, and two cheek pieces attached with leathers.

Exterior marks: None visible 

Internal batch marks: None visible 


Breastplate: Made of a single plate, forged into the typical form with low medial ridge drawn out to a small point on the base, plain turned edges at the neck and armpits. It is fitted with a pair of studs for the shoulder straps, and has a short flared skirt.

Exterior marks: Struck with a 'Crowned A' at the neck.

Internal batch marks: None visible


Backplate: Forged from a single plate, shaped tot he shoulders, and in the lumbar area is forged out into a shallow flange, plain turned edges at the neck and armpits. The backplate is connected to the breastplates by two plated shoulder straps and a leather waist belt. 

Exterior marks: stamped at the neck with a 'Crowned A' at the neck, also Combined ‘AN’ Which could be that of Anthony Newman, son of Thomas Newman of Wickley, Northants, was apprenticed to Thomas Stevens for 8 years from 24th August 1627 and was made free on 9 April 1635. The combined AN mark is recorded against his name in the second list in Guildhall 12085. At the court in December 1637 he presents his mark, drawn in the minutes as a combined NA. At the committee of the Army 20 June 1645, ‘contacted with Anthony Newman Armourer in St. Buttons Lane for one hundred Armes backs rests and Potts English at Twenty Shillings p suite as good as any served in the Tower’. He died in 1654.  

Internal batch marks: None visible


Thom Richardson (2004) The London Armourers Of The 17th Century, Henry Ling Ltd, Dorset Press, UK.


Notes:

The back and breast appear to be homogenous. 

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