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Antique 6 Ft Gothic-style Suit of Armour & Halberd 19th C

Antique 6 Ft Gothic-style Suit of Armour & Halberd  19th C | Ref. no. 08717 | Regent Antiques Sold
Ref: 08717
Price: £ 0.00
This is a majestic and highly decorative 6ft handcrafted cast iron suit of 16th Century Gothic-style armour dating from the mid 19th century.

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This is a majestic and highly decorative 6ft handcrafted cast iron suit of 16th Century Gothic-style armour dating from the mid 19th century.

The articulated suit is complete with an oversized halberd, which is a combined spear and battleaxe, and rests on an octagonal iron base.

It features signature modelling of curves, fluting and ridges to enhance the strength of the armour.

This is an incredible quality suit of armour and the engraved decoration  has been accomplished bya very skilled artisan.

Add a dramatic touch to any room with this amazing suit of armour.

Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 223 x Width 66 x Depth 68 - To top of halberd

Height 182 x Width 66 x Depth 68 - Suit of aromour

Dimensions in inches:

Height 7 feet, 4 inches x Width 2 feet, 2 inches x Depth 2 feet, 3 inches - To top of halberd

Height 6 feet x Width 2 feet, 2 inches x Depth 2 feet, 3 inches - Suit of aromour

Our reference: 08717

Gothic plate armour (German: Gotischer Plattenpanzer) is the term for the type of steel plate armour made in the Holy Roman Empire during the 15th century.
 
While the term "Gothic" in art history covers the 12th to 15th centuries, Gothic plate armour develops only during 1420–1440s, when the technological development of armour reached the stage where full plate armour (including movable joints) was made, and national styles of "white armour" began to emerge, specifically German ("Gothic") and Italian. Centers of armour production in the period included Augsburg, Nuremberg and Landshut.
 
The Gothic style of plate armour peaked in type known as Maximilian armour, produced during 1515–1525. By this time, full plate armour had become mostly limited to elaborate "parade armour" not intended for battlefield use, while for practical use, half-armour (Halbharnisch) became increasingly common, eventually giving rise to the early modern cuirass.
 
In to the classification due to Oakeshott (1980), High Gothic armour was worn during the later 15th century, a transitional type called Schott-Sonnenberg style was current during c. 1500 to 1515, and Maximilian armour proper during 1515 to 1525.
 
Gothic armour was often combined with a Gothic sallet, which included long and sharp rear-plate that protected the back of the neck and head. Maximilian armour of the early 16th century is characterized by rounder and more curved forms, and their ridges were narrower, parallel to each other and covered the entire armour.
 
Methods of single combat in this type of armour are treated in the German fencing manuals of the period, under the term Harnischfechten ("armoured combat").

Dimensions in cm:

Height 223 x Width 66 x Depth 68 - To top of halberd

Height 182 x Width 66 x Depth 68 - Suit of aromour

Dimensions in inches:

Height 7 feet, 4 inches x Width 2 feet, 2 inches x Depth 2 feet, 3 inches - To top of halberd

Height 6 feet x Width 2 feet, 2 inches x Depth 2 feet, 3 inches - Suit of aromour

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