German blackened steel armor. Renaissance weapons.

16th Century. German blackened steel armor. Renaissance era weapons.

German blackened steel armor, 16th Century.

German blackened steel armor. Renaissance weapons, 16th century.

XVI Century – German Armor Art. Armeria Real Madrid. Armor blackened steel veneer.

The facing of that armor, blackened steel, embossed and chiseled is made by the German armorer Anton Pfeffenhauser,* Augsburg, 1570, belonged to King Don Sebastian, King of Portugal.  All buttons rivet heads in charge of engravings Portugal weapons, the crosses of Portugal, armillary spheres.

XVI Siècle – Art Allemand. Armures. Armeria Real de Madrid. Armure de Parement en Acier Noirci.

Cette armure de parement, en acier noirci, repoussé et cisele faite par l’armurier allemand Antoine Pfeffenhauser, d’Augsbourg, vers 1570, a appartenu au roi don Sebastien I, de Portugal. Toutes les têtes de boutons de rivure chargées de gravures reprèsentant les armes de Portugal, les croix de Portugal, les sphères armillaires.

* Anton Pfeffenhauser, 1525-1603, last, major European Plattner (Armorer), his grandson Jeremiah II Pfeffenhäuser (1617-1677), Württemberg court goldsmith and General Miinzer in Stuttgart, his son Johann Christoph Pfeffenhäuser (1656-1705), Württemberg court goldsmith and General Miinzer in Stuttgart.

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Louis XIII fashion era. French Ancien Régime. Renaissance, Baroque fashion history,




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