Globular breast, with short tassels of six lames buckled to a braconniere of three lames; borders heavily roped. Backplate plain, with only upper plate of garde-reins. A gorget with roped border has turning pins for the pauldrons, which carry passegardes and are articulated arms complete, including a pair of mitten gauntlets and scaled thumbs. A Nurnberg mark appears on the breast.
An armet, with visor in one piece. Round bowl, with low roped crest. Lower margin of bevor and bowl filed.
Provenance: Purchased by William Randolph Hearst from American Art Galleries, April 30, 1923 for $300.00; sold to Gimbel Bros., Inc., March 31, 1941 for $134.00.
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Photograph, William Randolph Hearst Archive, S/B lot 1033, art #78, Album 6, p. 12