Antique Period Miniature Suit of Armour Plate- Superb and Rare Late 17th Century For Sale

Antique Period Miniature Suit of Armour Plate- Superb and Rare Late 17th Century


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Antique Period Miniature Suit of Armour Plate- Superb and Rare Late 17th Century:
$12,500

This Beautifully fashioned miniature armour is carefully constructed in the Augsburg style and articulated in the same way as the full size original, so as to give maximum protection to the body whilst barely restricting movement at all. The sixteenth century saw the zenith of armour designs which had developed from centuries of refinement.Interestingly it was a sixteenth century suit of armour that the scientists at NASA examined to gain the technical know-how to enable them to develop their own ideas for the construction of space suits for the Appolo space program...This suit of plate shows all the details that are to be found on full size armours of this period; 'bear paw' sabatons (shoes); the surfaces of the close- helmet, torso and upper arms broadly fluted...
The wearing and ownership of armour signified strength, ability, power, success, wealth, and even supreme good taste.Albrecht Durer designed princely armour, and some of the worlds most famous artists, such as Rubens and Rembrandt, collectedthem for thebeauty and complexity of their form.Wealthy patron have always desired to own and collect armour because it encompasses so many different attractive qualities, in particular combining history and technology with craftsmanship and beauty.....
In an age when men were not used to seeing around them objects made entirely of metal, think of how impressive and terrible the sight of a full harness of plate armourmust have been..... questionsPaul6178349354


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