The Wallace Collection

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Burgonet
  • Burgonet
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Italy or France
  • c. 1570
  • Steel
  • Height: 27.3 cm
    Weight: 1.644 kg
  • A95
  • European Armoury III
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  • Of bright steel, with a tall semi-circular comb, standing 2.5 inches high and boldly roped. The prominent pointed peak and neck-guard, which are forged in a sweeping curve in one piece with the skull, have sunk and roped borders. Hinged cheek-pieces, of which the lower corners have been cut off. The rivets of the lining band and for the hinges have steel washers (instead of the more usual brass) stamped as rosettes.