This is a finely crafted set of armor made during the Victorian period and has elements spanning multiple eras of European armor fashion. The suit shows beautiful acid etching covering a large portion of the surfaces throughout. The breastplate displays a phoenix crest flanked by a pair of phoenixes facing one another on either paldron. The armor is set on a leather mannequin, and the armor is full articulated with leather connections. Per the consignor, this suit, mail, and mannequin were refurbished and repaired by Tony Swatton of Sword and the Stone of Burbank, CA, a major producer of weapons and armor for Hollywood productions for over 25 years. The suit stands about 70 inches tall from the base to the top of the helm. Included with the armor is some information on Swatton and photographs of the armor before restoration.
Very fine as restored by Tony Swatton, showing clear etching and bright finish with scattered areas of some minor discoloration. There is separation/damage on the backplate at the faulds. The leather is supple, and the articulation is very good. A very nice piece of Victorian and modern craftsmanship!
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