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US$1650

In 1577, Sir Richard Drake was painted with the velvety black helmet that this is based on. Surface treatments to create colour and texture contrasts were commonplace in the high-end armour produced in the Greenwich workshop during the reign of Elizabeth I, and this is just one of several. The surface on this helmet was blackened using a russeting technique, and its borders were gilded. Its linen liner is hand-stitched.

We would be pleased to discuss other decorative options and styles of burgonets or Greenwich armour. Feel free to contact us.