Armor Neo-Renaissance Style Italy XIX Century

Code :  ANTOGG0001911

Armor Neo-Renaissance Style Italy XIX Century

Code :  ANTOGG0001911


Armor Neo-Renaissance Style Italy XIX Century


Style:  Neo-Renaissance (1820-1890)

Age:  XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Origin:  Italia


Neo-Renaissance style armor from the late 19th century. All surfaces are engraved with phytomorphic motifs. Rounded helmet with ribbed crest; fan with small circular holes for sight. Crewneck schooner present only in the front blade, shaped on five sides. Ribbed chest in the middle with central decoration depicting a three-pointed scapezzato shield with an oblique central band, three flowers in the upper reserve and a fish in the lower one. Shoulder straps with three blades with neck wings, join the bracelets, cubitiere, anti-arm cannon. Knobs with splayed sleeves. A panziera blade in which the two single-blade sides are inserted. Leg loops, three-blade knee pads (of which the central one is ribbed in the middle) and closed leggings. Shoes with four blades, of which the last one elongates in a conical shape curved downwards. Three-pointed scapezzato shield with twisted border, also engraved with phytomorphic motifs and decoration similar to that on the chest. The same decoration is also found on the halberd blade.

Product Condition:
Product in good condition, with small signs of usage.

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 88
Width: 34
Depth: 17

With certificate of authenticity

Certificate issued by:  Enrico Sala

Additional Information

Notes historical bibliographic

The model for an exhibition armor was made at the end of the nineteenth century, in a historical context of revival of the forms in vogue in previous centuries, in particular taking up the characteristics of the Gothic and Renaissance styles. The latter was appreciated above all in post-unification Italy, as an artistic expression representative of national identity. Various examples in this sense, also dictated by the appreciation for the military world, are constituted by the formations of collections of weapons and armor, reassembled in the so-called armories, often set up to recreate a setting that recalled the past centuries. Among the main ones we must certainly remember the collections of the Milanese Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli and Frederick Stibbert in Florence, still visible today in the museums of the same name and consisting of original armor and weapons. Alongside these collections, a production of objects in style developed, used only as furniture or for display purposes, now devoid of their original function. These productions are active throughout Europe, and the subject of Universal exhibitions, a place of confrontation and exchange for the various national productions, we report an example of a historical photo of a catalog with two armors of the Pigeon company in Paris from the early 1900s. There are no indications on the object that allow us to trace the production, therefore we cannot know whether Italian or foreign, but the context and the time are undoubtedly those described.

Style: Neo-Renaissance (1820-1890)

Nineteenth-century recovery and re-evaluation of forms and styles typical of the Renaissance.
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Age: XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

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