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From the William Fagan Premier Collection

This exceedingly rare and important element of armor is from the Sir Edward Barry Collection at Ockwells Manor, Bray, Berkshire, England. It was featured and illustrated in the February 1905 issue of Connoisseur where the collection was presented by Sir Guy Laking, M.V.O., F.S.A., Keeper of the Kings Armoury. It is made in two major plates connected by a screw which provided a degree of flexibility in action. A related armor with similar breastplate is illustrated by Stone, Fig. 37, #1, dated C.1460. Predating the more recognizable but still very rare High Gothic armors embellished with fluting and scalloped edges, this element is from the earliest period of full plate armor. Few major elements, helmet, breastplate or gauntlets from that period survive outside public collections. In our 49 years experience we do not recall, nor has our research revealed, a single comparable example on the market. It is further distinguished by its outstanding condition.

Stock Number: U311


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Certificate of Authenticity

All items purchased from Faganarms are accompanied by a signed and dated Certificate of Authenticity with the name of the item and its unique item number for future reference.

Certificates are suitable for display with your item, and can easily be mounted in a 8½" x 5½" frame. Our certificates are printed on an acid free 65lb cardstock. This means your certification will not turn yellow or deteriorate over time.


Extended Payment Plans

Faganarms offers two types of payment plans to help you purchase this special piece for your collection.

Standard Payment Plan (4 Months)

For orders totaling $100 or more, our Standard Payment Plan is available to all of our customers. The total is split into 4 equal payments with the first payment required as a deposit. The balance will be due within 4 months, and your order will be shipped to you upon receipt of the final payment.

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Extended Payment Plan (12 Months)

For orders totaling $600 or more, our Extended Payment Plan is available to all of our customers. The total is split into 12 equal monthly payments, with the first months payment being required as a deposit.

Pay just $1,933.33 today with 11 additional monthly payments of $1,933.33.

All payment plans are extended as a courtesy to our customers with no interest or fees.
It's important that the payment schedule be followed. Your order will be shipped upon receipt of final payment.

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