Unusual form occurring only during a short interval, having the neck guard and the fae-defending rim developed in almost identical manner. High crest develops gradually from the timbre in a single piece. Such a casque may have witnessed the massacre of St. Batholomew. (Coloring and one ear defense modern.)
Provenance: Purchased by William Randolph Hearst from Bashford Dean Arms & Armor Sale, American Art Galleries, November 18, 1921, through P. W. French & Co., Inc., January 14, 1922.
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Photograph, William Randolph Hearst Archive, S/B lot 402, art #47, Album 7, p. 3