Anton Peffenhauser | Foot-Combat Armor of Prince-Elector Christian I of Saxony (reigned 1586–91) | German, Augsburg | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
This is one of a set of twelve matching armors for use in foot combat commissioned in 1591 by Sophie of Brandenburg as a Christmas gift for her husband, Christian I (reigned 1586–91). These armors are among the last commissions of Anton Peffenhauser, the leading Augsburg armorer during the second half of the sixteenth century
Three-quarter armour, South Germany c. 1520 - 1525, medium-carbon steel, hardened and tempered through heat-treatments, in some parts a full-quench, in others an accelerated cooling, gold and copper alloy, embossed, pierced, etched, cross-hatched and gilt, possibly once blued, 12.19 kg, total weight, Wallace Collection, A28.
Jacob Halder (active 1576-1608) - Armour garniture of Sir Christopher Hatton for the field, tourney, tilt and barriers
Armour garniture for the field, tourney, tilt and barriers. Now consisting of a close helmet with field visor, a two-piece reinforcing bevor, a restored gorget, a breastplate with skirt and tassets, a backplate, a plackart, tasset-extensions, asymmetrical pauldrons with removable haute-pieces, vambraces, gauntlets, legharness, a half-shaffron and a set of saddle-steels.Of blued and russeted steel, etched and gilt; decorated with vertical and diagonal bands, scrolls, military trophies…