17th Century Pot Helmet, Breastplate

1.) Sapper's helmet with double visors, ridged dome, and riveted rim. Features remnants of leather lining secured by rivets, and one ear protector. Item appears to be unmarked, possibly made during 17th century French conflicts.

2.) 17th century English Cromwellian-style breastplate. Features a cast iron shell with burlap lining and leather upholstering to flared edges. There are no visible maker's marks. Appears as if the wearer of this armor was wounded at some point, based on the size and location of rip in lining accompanied by dark brown discolorations. Most likely made and worn during the English Civil War (1642-1651).


1.) Fair. Most of metal has heavy oxidation and pitting. Leather lining only remains in areas fastened by rivets. Missing one ear protector. Ball dent to dome. 

2.)Fair. Most of metal has heavy oxidation, pitting, and losses. Burlap lining has holes, rips, and discoloration overall. Leather upholstering to edges is cracked, dry-rotting, and has heavy losses overall. 

Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000
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