Tournament Helm | possibly Italian or French | The Met
Although very similar helmets are depicted in early fifteenth century works of art, almost no other actual examples of this type exist today. Perhaps originally designed for use in battle, it appears to have been converted into a jousting helmet during its working lifetime
Helm for the Joust of Peace (Stechhelm) | German, probably Nuremberg | The Met
Count Franz I zu Erbach-Erbach, Schloss Erbach in Odenwald, Germany (said to have previously been in Nuremberg; until d. 1823; by descent through his family to Count Conrad); Count Conrad zu Erbach-Erbach, Schloss Erbach (until 1922; sold through Major Hans Müller-Hickler to Dean, December, 1922); Bashford Dean, Riverdale, NY (1922–d
Armor | Northern German, possibly Brunswick-Wölfenbüttel | The Met
Inscription: Inscribed around the etched medallion on the left side of the breastplate: ACH GOTT BEWA[HR] M[IR NI]CHT MEHR LEIB SELE GVT V[ND] EHR (Oh God, protect no more than my life, soul, property, and honor); also on the breastplate: a quatrefoil above a crowned heart, flanked by two pairs of clased hands and the initials HI (Herzog Iulius)
Close Helmet from a Garniture Made for a Member of the d'Avalos Family | German, Augsburg | The Met
Johann II, Prince of Liechtenstein, Vaduz (until 1926; sold en bloc with numerous objects from the collections of the Princes of Liechtenstein, to Dean); Bashford Dean, New York (1926–d. 1928; sold by his estate to Mr
A remarkable 18th century English silver hilted small sword in good condition with hallmarks for London 1764/5. The maker is William Kinman, one of the foremost makers of silver hilted swords in London in the 18th century, and whose work represents the highest standards of English craftsmanship.
A superior 18th century English silver hilted small sword in good condition with hallmarks for London 1754. The makers mark is comprised of the letters J.C for John Carman II. This sword with its delicate hand-pierced workmanship represents the highest quality of silver hilted sword making in London in the 18th century.
Bascinet | possibly French | The Met
According to an attribution traceable only to the nineteenth century, this helmet was said to have been worn in battle by Joan of Arc (1412–1431) and to have been given by her to the church of Saint Pierre du Martroi at Orléans, where it hung over the main altar