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Lot 244: A RARE AND IMPORTANT AQQOYUNLU STEEL TURBAN HELMET, TURKEY OR PERSIA, SECOND HALF 15TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: of cylindrical form rising to a swollen band of vertical flutes narrowing to a pointed apex with affixed flattened bud finial, two affixed plates on each side, indents for the eyes and nose-guard to front, affixed chainmail, narrow band around base with gilt inscription and silver design above
In fair condition, with oxidisation and pitting to surface, some scratches and dents as expected from use and age of the piece, the gilt inscription and silver decoration above both with some sections rubbed, scratchy, few links in chainmail missing, old drill holes now dis-used, as viewed.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Provenance: Formerly in the collection at Château de Villandry, France.
Dimensions: 50.5cm. height (with chainmail)