Object Title

Burgonet

Burgonet

Date

1575

Object Number

II.83 B

Provenance

Transferred from Windsor, 1914.

Physical Description

Of siege weight, with a one-piece skull with a tall comb. The peak is made separately and joined by a row of rivets, all modern replacements. Attached by a hinge at either side is a cheekpiece, formed of a mainplate shaped to the neck and attached by a modern leather to a small extension plate at ether side. The main edges have plain inward turns, bordered by modern round headed rivets. Round the neck is another row of modern rivets where the lining rivets were. The surface is decorated with engraved vertical bands and transverse scallops, all retaining much of their original gilding, with a gilt rosette on each cheekpiece. On either cheekpiece is a pierced stud and a rectangular stud for attachment of the falling buffe, II.83 E. At the left of the skull is a gilt plume holder.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 310 mm, width 221 mm, depth 353 mm Weight: 5900 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Painted inside Windsor 1914.

Bibliographic References

J.G. Mann, Exhibition of Armour made in the Royal Workshops at Greencich, H.M. Tower of London, 22 May-29 September, 1951.A.R. Dufty and W. Reid, European Armour in the tower of London, 1968.