Rare Monumental German Sterling Silver Knight in Full Armor

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  • Rare Monumental German Sterling Silver Knight in Full Armor
  • Rare Monumental German Sterling Silver Knight in Full Armor
  • Rare Monumental German Sterling Silver Knight in Full Armor
  • Rare Monumental German Sterling Silver Knight in Full Armor
  • Rare Monumental German Sterling Silver Knight in Full Armor
  • Rare Monumental German Sterling Silver Knight in Full Armor
  • Rare Monumental German Sterling Silver Knight in Full Armor
  • Rare Monumental German Sterling Silver Knight in Full Armor
  • Rare Monumental German Sterling Silver Knight in Full Armor
  • Rare Monumental German Sterling Silver Knight in Full Armor
  • Rare Monumental German Sterling Silver Knight in Full Armor
  • Rare Monumental German Sterling Silver Knight in Full Armor
  • Rare Monumental German Sterling Silver Knight in Full Armor
  • Rare Monumental German Sterling Silver Knight in Full Armor
  • Rare Monumental German Sterling Silver Knight in Full Armor

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A rare and monumental German serling silver knight. He is a large, heavy and solid piece beautifully designed in full Knights armor. His face and hands are made of ivory or bone. His face shield opens and closes over his face. His spurs spin as well and his sword can be removed from the scabbard. The piece is marked Germany, Sterling 925 and the numeral 295 to one side. Parts of his armour are gold washed. I believe this piece may date to sometime early to first quarter of the 20th century. He may be a replica of a German knight from the 15th century.

I believe this as he is wearing a German, or Gothic harness, which can be distinguished by the more angular, spiky appearance. It tends to be ornate and somewhat exaggerated, as usually the surface plates were rippled and or fluted and their edges were cusped. German Armorers liked to decorate plates with points. Here we see poleyns on his knees, couters at the elbows and gauntlet cuffs. He wears a gothic style sallet or helmet with a closed face. His chin and throat are protected by a separate piece of pate armor called a bevor, which attached to the breast plate. His lower body was protected by a mail skirt and could also wear two plates called tassets to protect his upper thighs. His sword is a hand and a half sword with a longer blade and grip. I have seen two of these before though not with the eagle on his helmet.

Condition: Some wear throughout consistent with age and tarnish spots. The scabbard that holds his flail has detached itself from the base. There is a screw that holds the flail to the scabbard which I believe at one point was unscrewed and never screwed back in. The ball on the flail is missing one spike on the bottom.

He measures approximately 22 5/8 inches to the highest point of the eagle by 9 ¾ inches at the widest point across (including his extended shield and spiked ball of his flail) by 8 1/4 inches front to back including his extended sword and spike ball of his flail. He weighs completely as seen including base approximately 250 ounces or 227.86 Troy ounces.

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