Italian Cabasset - circa 1580
Finely formed an decorated helmet attributed to Pompeo della Cesa the distinguished late 16th century armorer (recorded 1571 - 93), who had his workshop in the Castello Sforzesco, Milano. One piece skull with integral brim, russet surface finely etched, stippled background retaining much of the original gilding. Base of the crown with brass round-headed rivets and brass rosette washers.
Very fine overall condition.
Exhibited: XXXMostra Internazionale Dell Antiquariqto della Citta Di Sarzana 8-23 Agosto 2009
Provenance: The collection of an Italian Nobleman
Price: $ 42,000-