The Wallace Collection

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Parade shield
  • Parade shield
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • 19th century
  • Steel, gold and velvet, etched and gilded
  • Diameter: 42.2 cm
    Weight: 1.33 kg
  • A333
  • European Armoury III
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Further Reading
  • Parade shield, circular, embossed with four circular panels, each containing a horseman in armour on a ground granulated and gilt; the remainder of the surface etched with intersecting circles with four lozenges, each embossed with a flower; there is a small four-sided spike in the centre set round with four embossed lions' heads; lined with brown velvet fringed with wire braid.

    This shield is a nineteenth-century imitation, stylistically quite distinct from genuine examples of the general type.