A Northern European Harquebusier's Lobster-Tailed Pot Helmet or Zischägge
England or Low Countries
English Civil War Era
On an impressive later turned wood stand
1.3 cm high x 4.8 cm wide x 3.5 cm deep (approx.)
Harquebusier’s pot or Zischägge, formed from good weight shot-resistant steel. The two-piece hemispherical skull with six raised ridges radiating from a finial with a ring for suspension at the apex. Fitted at the brow with a broad, flat obtusely-pointed peak with a staple above it which retains the fishtail shape thumb-screw to its centre, holding in place a sliding steel nasal-bar face-protector. The neck-guard formed from four articulated lames. The rim of the peak and the edges of the lames with plain, inward-turned rims.
Good condition. Dents and corrosion consistent with age and usage. A few traces of the original leather lining around the rivets internally. The cheek-pieces now absent. The nasal-bar possibly a replacement. Presented on an impressive an attractive later turned wood stand.
See The Royal Collection Trust [RCIN 67357] for similar.
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