Tuesday, 11 September, 2012
Fine Art & Antiques
Lot 83 Description
A 16th century German full suit of armour by Kunz Lochner (1510-1567) German
Comprising: closed helmet, collar, gorget, pauldrons, vanbraces, upper and lower cannons, gauntlets, breast plate with pronounced medial ridge and moveable gussets, besagews, back plate, culet, long tassets, greves and sabatons, peak of helmet marked with a rampant lion in shield armourers mark, top of back plate stamped with the Nuremberg Guild mark. 171 cms high.
Note: Kunz Lochner was an important German armourer who made armour for King Sigismund II, Augustus of Poland and Prinz Nikolaus IV Radizwil. See pages 29 and 32 Armourers Marks by Dudley S. Hawtrey Gyngell and pages 113 and 174 European Armour by Ewart Oakshott.
Estimate: £6,000 - 8,000
Condition Report or Notes
Condition: generally in good condition, expected wear.