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THEATRICAL SPAULDER WITH DECORATIVE BRASS IN ROMANTIC ARMOUR STYLE 1920'S
This decorative item of armour was most likely built for the stage or a film. Its work and age resembles that of the other theatrical armour we own associated with the Haunting Towers armourer. It would have originally been covered with fabric, most probably velvet, which would have made it rather splendid in appearance for stage with its brass pattern decoration. Although the fabric is now absent it still have all of its brass decoration with one or two rivets missing as photographed. It is shaped well and fits anatomically to the shoulder nicely. It has a simple buckle which would have fastened it to some other garment being worn by its perhaps intended actor or mannequin and a neatly rolled around on its plate surround. Its surface now resembles that of russeted steel and gives it an attractive look for display. It stands 7 inches tall and is 8 inches wide and was most likely to be worn for the right shoulder.
Code: 53257Price: 70.00 GBP
THEATRICAL ARMS IN THE STYLE OF THE 16TH CENTURY
Made for theatre or film use, these arms are very close in style and finish to the two suits of armour (one featured as our tenth photo) commissioned for the film "Huntingtower" (1926), still on display in Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland, England. Our view is that they are the work of the same armourer and therefore made in the 1920s. They are exceptionally well made and make a great display.
This pair of arms have lovely rolled edges some of which are roped. A good cylindrical form and flexible articulation. An aged patina adds to their character. Best of all are the rotating upper cannons, a feature found on armours of the 16th century which raises these items above the norm. A few dents, but otherwise they are a good pair of arms. They would look great mounted on your wall, or are just good to demonstrate the armourer's art - especially the articulation and the rotating upper cannons. Suitable for display only.
Code: 53249Price: 125.00 GBP
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