The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Burgonet
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • c. 1560
  • Iron and silver
  • Height: 26.67 cm
    Weight: 1.856 kg
  • A93
  • European Armoury III
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Further Reading
  • Of quite a small size and having a form which has been described as 'jaunty', this burgonet is of unclear origins. Its high comb and broad roping are in general keeping with European styles of the time, while the overlaid silver stars are highly unusual, and may be a modern addition. The curved peak and neck-guard are forged in one piece with the skull and have double sunk borders and roped edges, all skilfully executed. The lower lames of the hinged are now missing.