English/Italian Closed Helmet #817
A wonderful Italian Closed Helm (Helmet) circa. 16th-early 17th century (may be a very good Victorian copy). Overall 12.5" high. Made of (3) hand hammered segment facial guards; lower neck/chin w/rolled rope edge, center face and upper visor. Skull is made of (2) hand hammers sections w/attatched lower neck lame also w/rolled rope edge. Light guage, not seige weight. Very pleasing dark untouched age patina. Missing the hook that would have been mounted on the right side to secure the lower neck/chin guard. A classic form and very desirable.