Winning Bid: $4,750
19th C. European Victorian Steel Armor Set w/ Helmet:
Western Europe, probably England, Victorian period, ca. 19th century CE. A wonderful set of Victorian-era armor meant to emulate Medieval knight armor. The close helmet bears a central crest behind a hinged visor and bevor, a two-piece gorget adorned with steel rivets and a roped border, and a loop and pin on the right side. The peascod-style breastplate has a vertical rib that tapers to a lower point, a roped collar, and a pair of flared faulds with additional steel rivets. The broad pauldrons are each comprised of three articulating lames with steel rivets and a cut-out just above the bicep, and the three-piece vambraces each consist of an upper cannon, a couter, and a lower cannon. Size (w/ helmet): 28.75″ W x 33.75″ H (73 cm x 85.7 cm); 37.75″ H (95.9 cm) on included custom stand.