Sallet in the Franco-Burgundian Style

possibly Italian

Not on view

This sallet is one of the few surviving examples in the Franco-Burgundian fashion. Although constructed in the contemporary Italian manner, with separate brow and tail plates, the pointed bowl is characteristic of sallets illustrated in French and Burgundian manuscripts and tapestries and of several surviving examples preserved in English churches. The generally similar sallet preserved at Coventry Cathedral bears Milanese-style marks thought to be those of an Italian armorer working in Bruges who is also recorded as having an English clientele. Reportedly found in a river in France (the Somme and Meuse are both cited as its source), this sallet was deeply corroded and has been extensively repaired.

Sallet in the Franco-Burgundian Style, Steel, possibly Italian

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