Object Title

Pikeman's armour

Pikeman's armour

Date

1620

Object Number

II.269

Provenance

Richard Williams bequest, 1974. From the collections of Sir Guy Laking and Clarence Mackay, sold Christie's 27 July 1939, lot 63, sold Sotheby's 13 May 1948, lot 71.

Physical Description

The tassets are large and square, embossed with a series of nine elongated chevrons. The shoulder straps and swivel hooks with large star washers are replacements of brass, the hinged hasps for the tassets of gilded iron. The exterior retains its original black from the hammer finish.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height 216 mm; width 300 mm; depth 448 mm

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