A chanfron dating: 19th Century provenance: Indopersia Of blued iron, provided with a cusp and three arched mounts, the border decorated by a gilt plaque engraved with floral motifs, at the upper part two gold-inlaid engravings depicting cobras; with ear muffs. Complete with inside stuffing. dimensions: length 68 cm. Bid Start Price: €1200
Armour for horse " A suit of armour was not only intended to protect its wearer from missiles, swords or hammer blows. A suit such as this drew attention to one’s social status, one’s fashion consciousness and, by virtue of its great cost, one’s wealth"
Horse's armour (chanfron), steel-tipped mascaron dating from the 16th century. Part of Farnese Armour, a present of King Philip II of Spain to Alessandro Farnese, famous general and governor of the Netherlands. 1578.