Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Burgonet after Filippo Negroli

Italian, Milan
H. 10 9/16 in. (26.8 cm); W. 9 in. (22.9 cm); D. 14 in. (35.6 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 10 oz. (1651 g)
Credit Line:
Gift of Alan Rutherfurd Stuyvesant, 1949
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 374
This closely resembles two helmets by Filippo and Francesco Negroli in Madrid and Paris. Later over-cleaning removed the original dark surface and damascened decoration of our burgonet.
Ex. coll.: John Walker Baily; Baron Charles Alexander de Cosson, Florence; Rutherford Stuyvesant, Allamuchy, New Jersey.
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London. South Kensington Museum. "Exhibition of the de Cosson Collection," 1891–93 (no cat.).

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New York. Brooklyn Museum. "Loan Exhibition of European Arms and Armor," June 12–October 31, 1933, no. 81.

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