The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Backplate
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • North Italy
  • c. 1600
  • Iron or steel, etched and embossed
  • Weight: 1.28 kg
  • A221
  • European Armoury II
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Further Reading
  • Backplate, the edges are turned over on a wire and slightly roped with a chisel; the lower edge flanged and shaped. Decorated in the North Italian, so-called 'Pisan' style, with bands of scattered trophies edged with lines of guilloche ; above, between the shoulder plates, are two slightly embossed volutes terminating in a pair of portrait medallions, and two supporting figures ending in foliage.