Object Title

Sallet

Sallet

Date

1490

Object Number

IV.13

Provenance

Purchased at Christies, 2 May 1893, lot 230, for 100 guineas, from the Baron de Cosson Collection

Physical Description

Rough from the hammer and 'sou'wester' shape, this has a visor with a single sight at the front. The main edge has a plain inward turn, and the visor is secured by a sping catch. The helmet retains portions of its original lining of wool covered with canvas and quilted, as well as the original leather chin strap. The visor pivots are restored.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 205 mm; width: 215 mm; depth: 450 mm Weight: 5 lb 1 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Bibliographic References

C. Paggiarino, The Royal Armouries, masterpieces of medieval and renaissance arms and armour, Milan, 2011, volume 1

Baron de Cosson and William Burgess, 'Catalogue of the exhibition of ancient helmets and examples of mail' The Archaeological Journal, Vol 37, no. 148 (1881), 455-597, no. 26, fig. 24

William Burges, 'Salade belonging to the Baron de Cosson' Archaeological Journal 37 (1880), 180-183

Notes

This is very similar to the painted sallet series, but shows no evidence of having been painted nor of having a fabric cover.