Album of modern copies of 19th century photographs labelled 'Bachereau Collection'

Object Title

Album of modern copies of 19th century photographs labelled 'Bachereau Collection'

Album of modern copies of 19th century photographs labelled 'Bachereau Collection'

Date

late 20th century

Reference

WILL A3/4

Level

File

Scope and Content

Contains 58 photographs of arms and armour, including many which are known to have passed through the hands of the dealer Bachereau. None are labelled, with the exception of a Girardon photograph of a sword on the last page: 'Epee dite de Charlemagne servant au sacre des Rois de France', Includes:

f. 1 General view of a top-lighted room, with arms and armour mounted along the walls and a complete armour on horse-back in the centre front,
f. 2 The same from the opposite side,
f. 3 Another view of the same room, showing swords, etc., in glass cases,
f. 4 A carved wooden door, decorated with renaissance heads and a glass case containing wheellock pistols,
f. 5 Crossbows mounted on the wall, with armour on f. 1 in the background,
f. 6 Renaissance woodwork and furniture, flags hanging from the ceiling, 4 morions and a close helmet mounted on stands, and a complete armour monuted on a plinth,
f. 7 An 18th century portrait, two mail shirts, 6 helmets, 1 half armour, guantlets and pole arms,
f. 8 General view showing a Gothic religous statue, woodwork, and some arms and armour,
ff. 9-11 Three views of Boabdils helmet, later in the Hever Collection,
f. 12 A vitrine with 6 pieces of embossed armour,
f. 13 A close helmet from the collection on f. 12,
f. 14 A morion, breastplate and 2 gauntlets from the collection on f. 12,
f. 15 The right hand side of the same morion and backplate from the collection on f. 12,
f. 16 An embossed oval shield, later in the Hever Collection (sale catalogue lot 30),
f. 17-22 Armours from Rhodes, f. 23 A complete Maximilian armour,
f. 24 Part of an engraved armour,
f. 25 Two complete armours mounted on stands,
f. 26 Two more complete armours mounted on stands,
f. 27 An engraved backplate, a breastplate with the cross of St. John, a mitten gauntlet with scale decoration, Later Hever Collection (sale catalogue lot 43),
f. 28 A cinquedea with decorated blade and disc pommel,
f. 29 A cinquedea with engraved blade and 'spade' shaped pommel,
f. 30 An embossed round shield. Photograph numbered 35,
f. 31 The hilt of a cinquedea,
f. 32 The engraving on the other side of ? the same cinquedea,
f. 33 A cinquedea. ? Later Hever Collection (sale catalogue lot 2),
f. 34 ? Other side of the same cinquedea,
ff.35-36 Two views of the hilt of a dagger with an eared pommel,
f. 37 A sword hilt,
ff. 38-39 Two views of a bone decorated saddle,
f. 40 Two helmets,
f. 41 A sword hilt, with 'matching' scabbard chape,
f. 42 A model bronze cannon, on carriage,
f. 43 A 'Mameluke' sword and scabbard, breast and backplate decorated with fleurs de lys and collars of ? 3 orders of chivalry,
f. 44 A Chinese sword,
f. 45 Five swords and a blade without a hilt,
ff. 46-47 Two views of an embossed helmet,
f. 48 A combination dagger and wheellock pistol. Later Hever Collection (sale catalogue lot 60),
f. 49 A cinquedea hilt, with scabbard chape. Later Hever Collection (sale catalogue lot 109),
f. 50 A half armour. Later Hever Collection (sale catalogue lot 50),
f. 51 A three quarter armour,
f. 52 Six swords,
f. 53 A possed 16th century half armour, 6 armours, inlcuding 1 Japanese suit and a Maximilian body defence with the helmet. Later Hever Collection (sale catalogue lot 32),
f. 54 An engraved chaffron,
f. 55 The front and back view of an engraved waistcoat breast and backplate,
f. 56 Two photographs of a mixed series of oriental edged weapons,
f. 57 'Epee dite de Charlemagne servant au sacre des Rois de France, Musee du Louvre, Edition A. Girardon'

Extent

1 volume

Physical Characteristics / Technical Requirements

Mounted in an album. 16.5 inches x 11.5 inches (42 cm x 29.3 cm)

Access Conditions

Open access

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