Antique 19th Century Silver Plated Copper Shield In 16th Century Renaissance Style

$2,000.00
Quantity available: 1

A good quality antique, 19th century, from Victorian period time, electrotype plated silver on copper, large shield in the 16th century Renaissance Italian parade armor style.
A well detailed and very decorative example of the Victorian era representation of the early Renaissance Royalty shield, profusely embossed in high relief and chiseled with battle-scenes in front of the castle, with Renaissance-era soldiers and knights in armor, armed with falchion's swords, rondel daggers, axes, arrow bows, and spears; all showing lovely details.

The border is decorated at the top and the bottom with Roman mythological masks – flanked by the necked muscular captured warriors. The sides adorned cannons, classical Roman armor (lorica musculata), helmets, and fruit bundles, a typical ornament in Renaissance art.
The back of the shield is provided with suspension mounts to hang it on a wall.

In the 19th century, during the Victorian era, arms and armor were one of the most important elements of the interior design of upper-class mansions. These residences were decorated with arms and armor, some of them were made in the 16th-17th century, and some were custom-made in the 19th century for wealthy customers in the 16th-17th century style.


The electrotype process was invented in 1838, was used in museum work, served to produce study pieces for museum exchanges until the 1860s.

REFERENCES:

For related shield, from the collection of the Museo Stibbert, Firenze, Italy. Inv. no. armi1405. Please see the links below:

https://www.artandobject.com/press-release/knights...

2.A two identical shields but with added later two candle branches were sold by Christie’s London, England. Interiors - Style & Spirit, May 17, 2011, for GBP 4,750 = US$7.695 (ten years ago, the prices of antiques were lower than they are today).

To view it, please see the link below:

https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-5434017

 

3.Another almost identical shield but made of brass and not silver plate was sold in Aug 29, 2020 at Sofe Design Auctions Richardson, TX, USA Lot 0468. For $2600 +25% Buyer's Premium = $3250 Plus the sale Tax.

We will provide the buyer with photocopies of the pages from the mentioned references together with a certificate of authenticity.

 

CONDITION: Showing age and usage, with old dark patina. Slight wear to silver plating.
DIMENSIONS: 62 cm x 44 cm (24.41 inches x 17.32 inches).


WEIGHT approximately: 2.232 kg (4921 pounds)

Item Details

Reference #:
E951
Quantity
1
Category
Militaria & Weapons
SubCategory
Armor
Department
Antiques (approx100yrs)
Year
19th century
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
x x
Weight
Unknown
Condition
Good
Material
Silver Plated Copper