The Wallace Collection

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Burgonet
  • Burgonet
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Italy
  • c. 1580
  • Blued steel, copper alloy and traces of gilding
  • Height: 29.2 cm
    Weight: 1.871 kg
  • A96
  • European Armoury III
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  • Burgonet, of tall, pear-shaped form, the apex formed into a backward-pointing peak. It is made in two parts, front and back, joined at the sides with flush-headed rivets. The surface is divided by engraved lines into four panels, each embossed with a fleur-de-lys (two in front and two behind). Flat, pointed peak, and prominent neck-guard in one with the rest. Hinged cheek-pieces with leather chin-straps, from which the two small final lames are now missing. Plain, brass-capped, circular rivets. The plume-holder is missing from the back. The surface is blued, with traces of gilding on the fleur-de-lys and on the borders